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Bug 221229 - EXTERNAL should not be advertised unless useful
EXTERNAL should not be advertised unless useful
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: 389-ds-base (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
: pre-dev-freeze
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Assigned To: Rich Megginson
Viktor Ashirov
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Blocks: 389_1.3.0 512820 690319
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Reported: 2007-01-02 20:19 EST by Andrew Bartlett
Modified: 2016-03-17 13:33 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-03-17 13:33:06 EDT
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Description Andrew Bartlett 2007-01-02 20:19:03 EST
Description of problem:
The EXTERNAL SASL mech should only be advertised to clients if the server has a
useful mapping to attach it to.  For example, if SSL client certificate matching
is configured, or if ldapi:// support is implemented, and getpeername() is

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora DS 1.0.4

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup a default install of fedora DS
2. Search the rootDSE for supportedSASLMechs on an ldap://, not TLS connection
3. Notice that EXTERNAL is listed
Actual results:
supportedsaslmechanisms: EXTERNAL

Expected results:
This should not appear

Additional info:

Apparenetly already pointed out by Howard Chu, OpenLDAP has the correct behaviour.
Comment 1 Chandrasekar Kannan 2007-07-25 15:11:32 EDT
DS7.2 is not a valid milestone anymore. Anything thats set to DS7.2 should be
set to DS8.0. Will make further changes per bug council on 07/24/2007, after this.
Comment 7 Rich Megginson 2009-04-09 14:54:26 EDT
Falls under the category of RFC correctness
Comment 9 Rich Megginson 2012-01-09 14:28:19 EST
Upstream ticket:
Comment 12 Noriko Hosoi 2016-03-17 13:33:06 EDT
Per triage: No plan to fix this in the short term.

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