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From Rainer Jung <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Fix "LDAPReferrals off"
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:17:55 GMT
On 09.07.2013 17:47, Joe Orton wrote:
> 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.

Sorry I didn't yet really follow this discussion, but see PR 54358 for a
maybe related issue (platform on which ldap referrals are not
implemented in apr and default "On" leads to status 500).



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