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From "Paul J. Reder" <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r614605 - in /httpd/httpd/trunk: include/util_ldap.h modules/ldap/util_ldap.c
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2008 01:27:34 GMT
The referral code is enabled via set_option calls and is currently
processed in relation to a newly created ldap connection. Any further
directory related processing would have to support changing the options
later, or provide extra criteria when selecting a connection to use. But I
agree that, logically, it should be directory scoped.

I'm committing the doc now (directory scoped, to match the code I committed)
and I'll look at making sure the processing addresses that (via merge, etc).

Graham Leggett wrote:
> Paul J. Reder wrote:
>> Now that you ask that question it makes me realize that the better 
>> question is
>> probably "Should the directives be directory scoped or server scoped?" 
>> The rest
>> of the util_ldap directives are all server scoped.
> The cache related ones are all server scoped, as the cache is server wide.
> The SSL related ones are directory and/or server scoped, and it depends 
> on the underlying toolkit as to whether directory scope works at all.
> Don't fall into the trap of thinking all directives have to be handled 
> the same way. My gut feel is that the referral processing should be 
> directory scoped, there is no guarantee that the server will only ever 
> connect to one type of LDAP server at a time, and the admin may want 
> different processing depending on the application.
> Regards,
> Graham
> -- 

Paul J. Reder
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