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Re: (ITS#5919) URI syntaxe (ldap:///dc=my%2cdc=domaine)

Philippe.eychart@informatique.gov.pf wrote:

> The "tool_conn_setup" function (in common.c) autorise the Url synthaxe
> "ldap:///dc=my%2cdc=domaine"; which produce a SRV request to find the best server
> to request (not yet according the rfc 2782 - I've made dnssrv.c patch to
> implement priorities and I try to implement weight before submit this work). So,
> the client tools - ldapsearch, ldapadd, ... permit this syntaxe (via
> "ldap_dn2domain" and "ldap_domain2hostlist" functions).

This was done to allow testing client-side the DNS SRV feature.

> Unfortunately, ldap_initialize() doesn't use these functions (but only
> ldap_url_parselist_ext()) and doesn't allow this synthaxe. So, other packages
> (like SAMBA) doesn't enjoy this capability : "passdb backend =
> ldapsam:ldap:///dc=my%2cdc=domain"; according a SRV definition
> "_ldap._tcp.my.domain. IN SRV ..."
> Is there any reason for that ? Can we envisage to increase this possibility ?

None that I'm aware of.  Feel free to move that code from tools to 
libldap.  Patches are welcome, as usual.


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