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From Graham Leggett <minf...@sharp.fm>
Subject Re: [PATCH] fix util_ldap with older OpenLDAPs
Date Wed, 27 Jul 2005 21:39:36 GMT
Joe Orton wrote:

> Since 2.0.54, it seems mod_auth_ldap just segfaults on any request if 
> built against older versions of OpenLDAP, 2.2.20 and earlier (pre-2005).  
> It looks like this was another regression caused the addition of the 
> LDAPConnectionTimeout option.  (New features, stable branch, 
> regressions?  Hmmm, I spot a pattern)

The LDAP code in v2.0.x is experimental, so is cannot be expected to be 
as stable as the rest of the code.

To be more specific, a lot of the v2.0 code was rewritten and refactored 
  for v2.2 and was not backported to v2.0 as the new code depended on 
APR v1.0.

> http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=34618 mentions this 
> with "upgrade OpenLDAP" as the solution, which isn't really a great way 
> to give your users that warm fuzzy feeling.

The "experimental" tag on the LDAP code should have dispensed with any 
warm fuzzy feelings from the outset.

> Any objections to this?

None at all - if the v2.0 code can be made more stable this is always a 
good thing, but there are lots more problems in the v2.0 code that are 
fixed in the v2.2 rewrite.

Roll on httpd v2.2.

Regards,
Graham
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