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(ITS#5916) Allow alias dereferencing in search C API
Full_Name: Pierangelo Masarati
Submission from: (NULL) (220.127.116.11)
Submitted by: ando
Proxy backends use ldap_set_option(3) to set alias dereferencing when requested
by a search operation (and do not clean it up afterwards, as far as I can tell).
Since LDAP handlers are pooled and reused, this behavior is inherently broken.
The only reason for doing this is that the C API does not allow to explicitly
define alias dereferencing when sending a search request.
This is a feature request for an internal API extension (ldap_int_search*) that
allows alias dereferencing. The current C API (essentially, ldap_search_ext*)
should wrap the new one, until promoted to public.
A patch is coming.