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Re: back-config delete support (syncprov overlay)
Am Freitag 26 Februar 2010 13:30:55 schrieb firstname.lastname@example.org:
Returning an error just for the LDAPSync related Search seemed more
logical to me.
In any case, (ab)using an existing error code might not be optimal. as a
consequence of removing slapo-syncprov(5), any consumer using it needs to
be clearly informed that just retrying later is probably not an option.
On the contrary, returning a dedicated error would allow to exactly inform
the consumer about what it can expect from the (former) producer, and
possibly to suggest a strategy (e.g. the message could contain a hint
about some substitute producer, or so).
This situation is no different than pointing a consumer at a server that has
no provider configured. We don't do anything special for that case; I don't
believe anything special is called for here.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/