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Re: (ITS#6792) rwm with broken config suppresses LDAP response

masarati@aero.polimi.it wrote:
> h.b.furuseth@usit.uio.no wrote:
>> Full_Name: Hallvard B Furuseth
>> Version: RE24, HEAD
>> OS: Linux x86_64
>> URL: http://folk.uio.no/hbf/OpenLDAP/rwmhang-draft.txt
>> Submission from: (NULL) (
>> Submitted by: hallvard
>> rwm suppresses the LDAP response message if rwm_response() fails.
>> This hangs waiting for the response:
>> include  servers/slapd/schema/core.schema
>> database monitor
>> overlay  rwm
>> rwm-rewriteEngine  on
>> rwm-rewriteContext matchedDN
>> # Rewrite to nonexistent $1 or broken DN
>> rwm-rewriteRule    ".*time.*" "cn=test,$1" :
>> rwm-rewriteRule    ".*"       "urgle"      :
>> ldapcompare -x cn=hello,cn=time,cn=monitor l:x
>> ldapsearch  -xLLL -b   cn=hello,cn=monitor
>> The enclosed patch seems to fix it, but I've only looked briefly at
>> what's going on.
> Good catch; however, the problem might need a slightly different fix; in
> fact, yours prevents rwm_response from aborting the operation by forcing
> an "unwilling to perform" based on the contents of the referral/matched.
> However, this is probably conflicting (as in many other cases in
> slapo-rwm(5)), with the fact that some operations (e.g. extended) do not
> return response directly, but delegate the frontend; or, like the bind
> operation, only return unsuccessful results directly, and delegate
> successful responses to the frontend.

Perhaps this ITS could serve as a reminder to remove those two inconsistencies 
from the structure of this code. The historical reasons for Bind's behavior no 
longer apply. I don't believe there was ever any special reason why exops 
needed to behave this way.

   -- Howard Chu
   CTO, Symas Corp.           http://www.symas.com
   Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
   Chief Architect, OpenLDAP  http://www.openldap.org/project/