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Re: How to use LDAP_OPT_CONNECT_ASYNC?
Ian Puleston wrote:
I'm trying to use the new LDAP_OPT_CONNECT_ASYNC with OpenLDAP 2.4.23 client and I can't see how it can be done.
After creating the connection structure via ldap_initialize() I then call ldap_sasl_bind() to do the bind. That calls down to ldap_new_connection() (ldap_sasl_bind -> ldap_send_initial_request -> ldap_open_defconn -> ldap_new_connection) and that implements the asynchronous connect, setting the lconn_status to LDAP_CONNST_CONNECTING and not calling ldap_int_poll() in ldap_pvt_connect().
So far so good. But ldap_send_initial_request() then gets a good return code from ldap_open_defconn(), and so it goes on to call ldap_send_server_request() to send the bind, and that then calls ldap_int_poll() which waits for the connect to complete, making the whole operation synchronous.
It seems to me that for this to work asynchronously, either:
1. ldap_send_initial_request() should check for lconn_status to LDAP_CONNST_CONNECTING on return from ldap_open_defconn(), and if it is then return, probably with error LDAP_X_CONNECTING. It should then be possible to re-call ldap_sasl_bind() when the connect has completed.
2. Establish the connection via ldap_new_connection() before calling ldap_sasl_bind(). But the functions to do that don't appear to be available on the API. ldap_open() could have probably done it, but it is now deprecated. So this would appear to require a new API function that would simply call ldap_open_defconn() and return LDAP_X_CONNECTING.
Or is there some other way to achieve this?
Since ldap_open_defconn() is not named ldap_int_xxx or ldap_pvt_xxx I'd guess
you should just use that. Another alternative is to simply use your own code
to create a connection, and call ldap_init_fd() when you're ready.
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