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Re: State of the relay backend and rwm overlay, is it safe?

Hello anyone ;)

I came across this where the state of the rwm overlay was being discussed. There seemed to be some indication that the state of both slapd-relay and slapo-rwm "should" no longer be listed as experimental:


yet here we are 4 years later and both man pages still have the experimental flag. In the above ticket there was some concern that the configs were not yet available in cn=config and that is what was holding things up.

As far as I can tell they seem to work fine in cn=config and one of they replies to the ticket mentioned that work was done in that regard, but I have to wonder why the expermential flag is still present. Is there still some concern? perhaps related to the following?:


We are trying to roll out a new LDAP service and replacing our Sun Directory Server software suite. I do intend to perform testing against this arch, but I'm also not 100% sure what kinds of test I should be performing to ensure the rwm and relay are working correctly.

Thanks again for any insight
Jeffrey Crawford

On 10/3/11 5:30 PM, Jeffrey Crawford wrote:

I'm sorry if this is answered somewhere already but I haven't found it.

In short we need to re-map some attributes for specific replication
schenerios where the replica actually records the data that we've mapped
on the master server.

Everything works as needed however I did notice that both relay and rwm
have been tagged as experimental. This would be used in a production
environment so I'm trying to get a sense if I can offer to use these
features in our architechture. Or if these backends/overlays are not
considered safe to use.

I'm using openldap 2.4.26