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Re: LDAP proxy to dynamicly chosen server

Pierangelo Masarati wrote:
Peter Mogensen wrote:
"In case the rewritten DN is an LDAP URI,  the  operation  is  initiated
 towards  the  host[:port] indicated in the uri, if it does not refer to
 the local server"

That sentence belongs to a "white paper" that eventually evolved into a man page; unfortunately, items on a wish list seem to have slipped in.

That thought crossed my mind... :)

That feature has never existed, although it could be useful.

Oh bummer...

In principle, you could use back-dnssrv to have requests turned into referrals based on DNS SRV entries (draft-ietf-ldapext-locate); the referrals could be automatically chased by an instance of slapo-chain(5). This requires your DNS to expose the DNS SRV for ldap regarding those servers that service each naming context you want to be mapped. Otherwise, I think the feature you need could be added in slapd-meta(5) somehow (and might be of general use). You could submit a feature request via the ITS <http://www.openldap.org/its/> (best accompanied by a patch :)


Thanks for your advice.