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Re: Dropping slurpd, manage/Relax control
Howard Chu wrote:
One feature that's still needed in some cases (e.g., using syncrepl to
push updates to another slave thru back-ldap) is an updatedn identity
with the privilege to write to unmodifiable operational attributes.
I guess this isn't something the Relax control is intended to allow. We
can keep using the updatedn but it feels like this is something that
should be generalized. E.g. one might want to have a cluster of servers
sending updates to each other, with a unique identity for each server,
and all of them with privilege to write to operational attributes. I
think the updatedn feature captures the idea ("this identity is a DSA")
but it just needs to be more flexibly configured.
Makes sense. In principle, slapd should allow any "push" replication
mechanism that complies with its requirements in terms of operational
attributes to work. Another mechanism, which would require more
"pusher"'s modification, would be to use a control that behaves like
"rekax", which explicitly indicates a DSA is replicating data.