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Re: translucent overlay to add local entries if they don't exist remotely?

On Feb 19, 2008 10:30 PM, Oren Laadan <orenl@cs.columbia.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> Coincidentally I needed to do the same recently, and the after some
> back-and-forth the I reached a solution with "subordinate" glue:
> http://www.openldap.org/lists/openldap-software/200802/msg00128.html
> Basically, I used a "ldap" backend to connect to the "main" remote
> server, and a local "bdb" backend that is also subordinate.
> Note, however, that this in my system this works if you want to add
> user and/or group entries, but it doesn't work so well for autofs
> maps (though I suspect that is because how autofs performs a search
> for maps of type "ldap").

Thanks for that! I actually have accomplished exactly what I set out
to do. Basically, I took your config, made that my 'top level' ldap
server, but for the ldap backend entry, I specify a different ldap
server to relay to, one which holds another bdb backend, ldap backend
to the remote server, and the translucent overlay configured.

My next question: can anyone on Oren's config that he posted in the
link he provided as to how something like that could be configured
with the translucent overlay on top of the ldap backend database, as
well as the local bdb to serve out the subordinate suffix. I tried
that, and it seems to throw slapd into an infinite loop (which I saw
in a number of scenarios with other related configs that I tried).

Thanks for the help so far!

Andy Cobaugh