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Re: (ITS#4749) Missed option in ldap.conf(5)

ando@sys-net.it wrote:
> tiamat@komi.mts.ru wrote:
>> Full_Name: Alex Deiter
>> Version: 2.3.29
>> OS: Solaris 9 sparc
>> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
>> Submission from: (NULL) (
>> Hi,
>> I have found undocumented parameter for ldap.conf in libraries/libldap/init.c:
>> and has written the missed section for ldap.conf(5):
>> ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/alex-deiter-061111.patch
> This option has been recently documented in ldap_get_option(3), but 
> honestly it's not clear to me what its intended usage is.  I'll check 
> your patch and eventually apply it to HEAD.

As I recall there was some debate about making this available in 
ldap.conf, since setting it globally can break some applications that 
aren't expecting one behavior or another. I believe the option should 
remain undocumented, and the support for parsing it from ldap.conf 
should likely be removed. It should only be available when a program 
specifically requests it via ldap_set_option.

   -- Howard Chu
   Chief Architect, Symas Corp.  http://www.symas.com
   Director, Highland Sun        http://highlandsun.com/hyc
   OpenLDAP Core Team            http://www.openldap.org/project/