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Problem: Initial Bind
There used to be all these fine #define's in ldapconfig.h for
the dn client programs should initial bind to (e.g. FINGER_BINDDN,
Below is a part of the mail exchange between Wesley Craig
(email@example.com) and Kurt D. Zeilenga (firstname.lastname@example.org):
>The problem is, how to decide which dn to use?
>We could introduce a call similar to ldap_filter*() which passes
>a keyword, dn = ldap_dn_init( "ud" ). The file would then be
>initdn finger cn=Finger, ou=Miscellaneous Servers, ...
>initdn ldapsearch cn=LDAP Search Tool, ou=Miscellaneous Servers, ...
>initdn ud cn=ud, ou=Miscellaneous Servers, ...
>initdn mail500 cn=mail500, ou=Miscellaneous Servers, ...
>Fairly easy to do. Does this fit with OpenLDAP/LDAP APIs?
Enhancing the ldapfilter.conf(5) format is an option.
Another option would be to implement (or borrow) an
application neutral config file parser. I would suggest
cf = ldap_config_open("ud");
groupdn = ldap_config_get(cf, "ud.groupdn");
The extension would be part of -lldap but the core ldap routines
would not depend on the functionality of the routines.
If you were interested in coding something like this, I would
suggest you post a brief message to devel mailing list requesting
I will be writing the code.
U-M Information Technology Division