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Re: (ITS#7042) [PATCH] allow unsetting of tls_* options for syncrepl

jvcelak@redhat.com wrote:
> Full_Name: Jan Vcelak
> Version: master
> OS: Linux
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/jvcelak-20110912-syncrepl-allow-unsetting-of-tls-options.patch
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> Hello,
> I'm just passing a patch submitted to our bugzilla:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=734187
> To sum it up: If tls_cert/tls_key syncrepl options are not specified, server
> setting is inherited and used. According to various reports on the Internet,
> this is a feature, not a bug.

Relying on hearsay "According to various reports on the Internet" is a stupid 
way to get information, particularly when it's already documented in the 
slapd.conf(5) and slapd-config(5) manpages.

> However it forces a replica to use a client
> certificate for authentication, because the tls_cert and tls_key options can not
> be disabled.
> The patch allows tls_* options to be disabled, like this: "tls_cert="
> Without the patch, "file not found" error will occur.

> The patch is written by the submitter of the bug report - Patrick Monnerat (pm
> at datasphere dot ch).

Thanks for passing along the report, but I'm not convinced this is a 
legitimate issue. Servers that trust each other for replication should accept 
each other's TLS certificates. As I see it, if their certs aren't working in 
this configuration then their certificates were created with the wrong usage 
flags, and this is not an OpenLDAP issue.
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