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From André Malo>
Subject Re: [PATCH-2] Allowing extended characters in LDAP authentication...
Date Tue, 10 Dec 2002 20:38:48 GMT
* Brad Nicholes wrote:

> Second cut at allowing extended characters.  The name of the directive
> changed to "AuthLDAPCharsetConversion" rather than
> "AuthLDAPConvertFromLanguage" since it is mainly dealing with character
> sets rather than languages.  It also changed from an AP_INIT_TAKE1 to and
> AP_INIT_TAKE12 to allow for an optional "to" character set rather than
> assuming "utf8".  If no "to" character set is given then it will default to
> "utf8".  Also the output buffer for the conversion to UTF8 is larger.

Sorry Brad, I really understand the main problem, but again: the hardcoded 
language/charset assignments are bad. There should be the possibility for 
the admin to assign it by himself. For example, there are several 
possibilities to use a charset for cyrillic characters. The (apache) docs 
use koi8-r and not iso-8859-5, for instance. I think, this could be a 
directive like "LDAPAssignLanguageCharset lang charset" (perhaps not so 
long name) or an external file similar to mod_mime's TypesConfig.

Otherwise my opinion is: mod_auth_ldap is experimental ;-) It's worth to 
try out and see what results and problems are coming further.

Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else
use it, and get a new one every six months.  -- Clifford Stoll

                                    (found in ssl_engine_pphrase.c)

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