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Re: ldap_<set/get>_option() weirdness

At 08:05 PM 7/19/2005, Alexey Melnikov wrote:
>Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
>>ldap_set_option() and ldap_get_option() have many strange behaviors.
>>Which of these should I document, which should be changed, and which
>>options and nuances below should just be omitted from the man page?
>>(I'm reading some libldap source and
>>* ldap.conf vs. C API:
>>ldap.conf options BINDDN, BASE, PORT have no equivalent C API calls.
>>cannot be set with the C API.
>I think it would be a very good idea to make all options settable in ldap.conf also settable through C API .
>Otherwise OpenLDAP forces all applications that use libldap to also use ldap.conf, which might be unacceptable when an application has own configuration system.

Such a program can simply make API calls that don't rely
on defaults.  For instance by not providing NULL as a
binddn argument to ldap_bind(3).  That is, programs are
not forced to use ldap.conf(5).  They can disable the
defaulting and still obtain full functionality.

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