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Re: (ITS#5069) SyncRepl on request

On Wednesday 01 August 2007 23:53:22 hadmut@danisch.de wrote:
> Full_Name: Hadmut Danisch
> Version: 2.3.35
> OS: linux
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> This is an enhancement request:
> When having a distributed LDAP structure with a master and several SyncRepl
> clients, the clients can do the SyncRepl only on fixed refresh intervals
> (e.g. type=refreshOnly,
> interval=00:00:20:00)
> However, there are many situations where this is inappropriate, e.g. on
> dial-on connections, roaming notebooks, and things like that.
> Therefore, slapd should have a client mode where the SyncRepl process is
> performed only on request, but then immediately. There should be an
> external trigger to pull, e.g. send a signal oder do a special LDAP
> request. slapd should then start a SyncRepl.
> E.g. this could be put in scripts run at connect-time (pppd provides that
> kind of scripting), or when notebook autoconfiguration detects (e.g. with
> tools like guessnet) that it is connected to the home network to update
> it's local slapd.

While I'm not saying this feature should not be implemented, I note that there 
are other solutions for doing off-line authentication on (e.g.) laptops that 
don't expose the whole DIT (but only credentials that have already been used 
on the client).