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Re: (ITS#6545) delta-syncrepl rejects modification master accepted

On Thu, Apr 06, 2017 at 04:41:19PM +0100, Howard Chu wrote:
> ondra@mistotebe.net wrote:
>> Well, the clients are allowed to request a lot of strange things, some
>> of which border on a DoS: e.g. right now slapd can't disallow a modify
>> request like: (pumping up an attribute to extreme size)
> Nor should we disallow any such thing. "Be liberal in what you accept."

Yes, not disallow in principle, it was meant as focusing on an option to
define some resource/processing limits before we even thought about the
other example that is relatively benign.

BTW, the patch is now available here. The empty attribute should have
replicas fall back to regular syncrepl, where the ones that understand
it will interpret it correctly.


OndÅ?ej Kuzník
Senior Software Engineer
Symas Corporation                       http://www.symas.com
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