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Re: slave2master replication

By definition, there is no such thing as slave to master
replication.  When attempting to modify a slave, the
slave will refer the client to the master (if properly
configured).  Not all clients will automatically chase
this referral, but that's yet another matter.


At 10:04 AM 11/9/00 +0100, Martin Dehn wrote:

>well, after reading forth and back through the openldap-software
>mailing-list archive of this year I gave it up to find a solution to a 
>problem which is often mentioned.
>How can the slave-to-master replication be enabled? I did some testing with
>OpenLDAP2.0.6 (a colleague of mine did the same with OpenLDAP1.2.*). The
>following are our findings:
>1) replication from master to slave is working perfectly
>2) slave is configured with correct updatedn and updateref
>3) ldapmodify operations on the slave are carried out only for the slave slapd.
>   No message is going to the master, no error comment, nothing as described
>   in chapter 10.1 of the most recent "OpenLDAP Administrators Guide".
>4) Trying some of the advices found in the mailing list, like also setting a
>   global referral directive in slapd.conf of the slave pointing to the master
>   does not show the desired result.
>I suspect that a concluding answer to this problem would be appreciated by a lot of OpenLDAP users. Getting the answer that currently the slave2master 
>replica-referral is not working, would also be helpful. 
>Furthermore, if the problem is described and located in the source code, 
>maybe we could contribute to a solution.
>I am looking forward to receiving helpful comments
>        Martin
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