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Re: RootDN and slaves
On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Matthew J Backes wrote:
> > I was under the impression that rootDN had unfettered access to a
> > directory (using 2.0.25 here).
> Nope. rootdn cannot write to replicas directory, nor can it alter
> directory use attrs like the timestamps.
Thanks; I'd just gone through the source code and was afraid that
this was the case. I could have *sworn* I had used rootDN to fix
an errant slave in the past...
> > Is this true i.e. rootDN cannot update a slave, or should I be
> > looking for some other problem?
> Yep. The replication dn Can write to the replicas, including
> directory use attributes. This can be very useful for implementing
> cross-product replication or resyncing a stray replica.
That's what I was trying to do -- resync a slave -- but was using the
> The Net::LDAP perl module (See
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/perl-ldap/ ) has some useful scripts
> in their contrib section such as ldifsort and ldifdiff. These make it
> fairly easy (if slow) to recover from almost any desync problem.
Yes, I have those, and I was using ldaputils (specifically ldapsync)
from fynet.com. Obviously I should have been using bindDN and not
> It's also fairly easy to modify the ldifsort program to sort DN's
> structurally so you can more easily ldapadd complex (previously)
> unordered LDIF's. This is useful as slapadd doesn't do much checking
> on the input data...
So I noticed :-( That's what got us into this mess in the first place...
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