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Re: unable to perform authenticated binds
Well, I dunno, there's a /ton/ of material to cover for openldap newbies, and a simple config detail like this could be easily overlooked when figuring out how to do other things like multiple master scenarios/methods, syncing, bdb indexing for performance, the new (and exotic!) olc config, nss, pam, etc.
Frankly, you're right though, they don't need sympathy. That's never helped a tech with a tech issue.
If you're not calling me out via "thanks so much for the exceedingly useful insight" then feel free to skip the rest of this.
If you were, why? I was being colloquial, friendly, and empathetic. We (well, maybe not you - I suspect you're very intelligent with a very high functioning memory/recall ability; no sarcasm!) will sometimes make silly mistakes or not understand something at first (or second!) pass.
I'm not now, nor was I then, faulting anyone's past decisions or recent replies.
Chris Jacobs, Systems Administrator
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From: Howard Chu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Chris Jacobs
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Sent: Tue Nov 02 19:23:27 2010
Subject: Re: unable to perform authenticated binds
Chris Jacobs wrote:
> Ya know, that leading space thing confused the heck out of me when I started writing a slapf.conf from scratch. I'm guessing were ya'll to know at that start of spec'ing slapd.conf the methods that are now common to multi-line or 'containerize' options, something different, more readable, and less error (yes, user error) prone would have been selected.
> Really, white space shouldn't kill a config.
> Hindsight, eh?
Indeed, thanks so much for the exceedingly useful insight.
The practice was established long before I joined the Project. Enough people
whine about all the other insignificant, backward-compatible changes we make
that changing this is obviously a non-starter.
The use of whitespace is clearly described in the manpage and the Admin Guide.
People who don't read the manpage deserve no sympathy.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/
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