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From Jess Holle <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] fix util_ldap with older OpenLDAPs
Date Wed, 27 Jul 2005 23:18:12 GMT
Graham Leggett wrote:

> Jess Holle wrote:
>> Agreed, but some of us need an /officially /stable Apache with good 
>> LDAP authentication support.
> The problem is that the v2.0.x code was not very defensive, which 
> means a simple failure up front causes an obscure and random crash 
> somewhere further down in the code. The fixes as a result were 
> relatively large and difficult to review for v2.0.x. Some of the fixes 
> involved new and changed interfaces to apr-util which were difficult 
> to backport.
> As a result the v2.0.x code lags far behind v2.2, and backporting 
> fixes is a not trivial task. I think the effort is better spent 
> getting v2.2 out the door.

I can't argue with this -- as much as I want multiple-provider support 
right now.  [2.0.54's LDAP largely seems to hold up overall -- as 
amazing as that seems...]

>> Apache 2.0.54 is the best thing out there in this regard, but as you 
>> note it leaves a lot to be desired.  Apache 2.2 seems infinitely far 
>> away...
> v2.2 has been branched, not sure when the first actual release on this 
> branch will be?

That and the delay from then until the broader audience that suddenly 
turns on it shakes out problems the smaller development community did 
not are the big questions.

I'm still hoping our next product releases can incorporate 2.2...

Jess Holle

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