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RE: openldap as caching proxy
From: Howard Chu [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 7:24 PM
To: Daniel Maher
Subject: Re: openldap as caching proxy
> Assuming you're running OpenLDAP 2.3, have you already read the slapo-
> pcache(5) manpage?
I have read it, along with quite a few man pages, in fact. :)
To be more precise, the problem I am having is summarised as follows:
I am making a query to a Primary Directory Server which provides responses which are outside of the normal scope of OpenLDAP. The issue is not in requesting them, nor in receiving them, but rather in /caching/ them.
For the sake of argument, let's say that the response is in the form "ploxyAddresses=SMTP:email@example.com". Since "ploxyAddresses" is not known to OpenLDAP, I am unsure how to make it cache the result locally.
I defined a valid "attributetype" for "ploxyAddresses", which works. With this in place, slapd recognizes the request and allows me to reference it in slapd.conf .
I then defined the following:
proxyAttrset 0 ploxyAddresses
proxyTemplate (ploxyAddresses=) 0 3600
index ploxyAddresses eq
slapd starts, and proxies my requests, but when it attempts to cache the result, this is the error output:
=> bdb_substring_candidates (ploxyAddresses)
<= bdb_substring_candidates: (ploxyAddresses) index_param failed (18)
Now, clearly, I don't know what I'm doing. I will be the first to admit this. I would very much appreciate some sort of direction on what I should be doing.
Thank you all for your consideration.
°v° Daniel Maher
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