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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

Chris Jacobs, Systems Administrator
Apollo Group  |  Apollo Marketing | Aptimus
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email:  chris.jacobs@apollogrp.edu

----- Original Message -----
From: Howard Chu <hyc@symas.com>
To: Chris Jacobs
Cc: 'der.darude@gmail.com' <der.darude@gmail.com>; 'bluethundr@gmail.com' <bluethundr@gmail.com>; 'openldap-technical@openldap.org' <openldap-technical@openldap.org>
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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