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Re: Finding a provider to write to

Jaap Winius <jwinius@umrk.nl> writes:

> Hi all,
> Although I've figured out the basics of synchronization between
> providers and consumers, I'm not yet clear about one aspect from the
> client's perspective.
> In particular, if you've set up an LDAP consumer server with a
> synchronized, read-only copy of the DIT to service a particular group
> of clients, and you've configured those clients* to use that consumer
> server for all of their directory queries, how do those clients know
> where to find the correct provider in case it becomes necessary for
> them to write to the DIT (e.g. to change a password)?

Clients trying to write to a consumer get a referral response, which is
defined as updateref in slapd,conf. But quite q few clients don't know
how to handle referrals, for this you may configure slapdo-chain(5).


Dieter Klünter | Systemberatung