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Re: how to NOT use SASL

2010/5/11 Philip Guenther <guenther+ldapsoft@sendmail.com>:
> On Tue, 11 May 2010, Frank Van Damme wrote:
>> Now this is something I don't understand. TSL shouldn't require the use
>> of sasl, logically speaking, yet why am I getting this output?
>> frvdamme@osc1:~$ ldapsearch  -w dd -D
>> 'cn=admin,dc=otec,dc=vub,dc=ac,dc=be' '(cn=admin)'  -H
>> ldap://localhost -x
> As a side-note, the above command-line is non-portable as it depends on a
> GNU-libc extension to the behavior of getopt() to parse option arguments
> after positional arguments.  (That behavior is a violation of the POSIX
> standard.)  The portable way to write that is to put the positional
> argument, the search filter in this case, after all of the option
> arguments, ala:
> ldapsearch  -w dd -D 'cn=admin,dc=otec,dc=vub,dc=ac,dc=be' \
>        -H ldap://localhost -x '(cn=admin)'
> That's not related to your issue, but you may bump into it later and may
> confuse others trying to reproduce your problem.

Ok, I'll keep that in mind next time I post anything like that to a
mailing list (I worked with non-GNU's but usually I indeed don't pay
much attention to it when on Linux).

> It's not actually doing SASL, but rather is doing a simple bind (see the
> "SIMPLE" there?).  ldap_sasl_bind() is the supported libldap entry point
> for *all* authentication, SASL, SIMPLE, or otherwise.  The old library
> entry points ldap_simple_bind(), ldap_bind(), and similar were deprecated
> at some point, largly because they didn't support passing controls or
> returning server creds, IIRC.

Ah, ok. That declares it nicely. Thank you very much.

Frank Van Damme
A: Because it destroys the flow of the conversation.
Q: Why is it bad?
A: No, it's bad.
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