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Re: Finding a provider to write to

On Tuesday, 22 December 2009 14:57:14 Dieter Kluenter wrote:
> 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, 

The most important ones (pam_ldap, samba) do.