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Re: (ITS#8142) back-ldap transparent reconnecting is not so transparent

hyc@symas.com wrote:
> ebackes@symas.com wrote:
>> Full_Name: Emily Backes
>> Version: 2.4
>> OS:
>> URL:
>> Submission from: (NULL) (
>> Currently, back-ldap stores credentials in the outbound connection
>> structure.  When that disappears, e.g. from idle-timeout, conn-ttl,
>> network lossage, AD trouble, etc., the connection becomes unbound and
>> AD returns err=1 (Operations error), which isn't enougfofor back-ldap
>> to treat it as LDAP_UNAVAILABLE.
>> Howard reports this is working-as-designed, even if the design is bad.
>> Several ITS filings are still open about this problem; 5110, 6571, and
>> 7464 are all related.

#5110 looks unrelated actually.

>> At a minimum, we should drop the client connection if we can't keep
>> the session stable.
> This is not as simple as it sounds. In particular, back-ldap may be part of a
> larger glued tree of backends. A failure to search in the back-ldap context
> should not prevent the rest of the glued tree from being searched, and it
> should not drop the client connection.
Fixed now in master.

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