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From Joe Orton <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Fix "LDAPReferrals off"
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:47:37 GMT
On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 08:41:04AM -0400, Eric Covener wrote:
> I'm only concerned with someone who was getting by with LDAPReferrals
> OFF because the default gave their SDK an error.  Now OFF would be
> fatal too.

Just revisiting this... at least it seems clear that the docs do not 
match the code here, in that "LDAPRerrals off" does something 
surprising.  So what are the choices?

a) Jan's suggestion: offer a tri-state option on/off/default where 
"default" is equivalent to current "off".

b) change the docs so that it is not implied that "LDAPReferrals off" 
really disables referral processing.

c) ...something else?

> But it's not so easy to do a separate "default" option because other
> parts of the code need to know if referrals are being chased.

I don't follow that: if the intent here is retaining the current 
behaviour of "LDAPReferrals off" for users who want that, then we can do 
that easily.

Regards, Joe

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