Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 401731
Rebase nss_ldap to RHEL 5.2 version
Last modified: 2010-10-22 16:46:34 EDT
Ther version of nss_ldap currently in RHEL4 has a number of more or less obscure
problems and limits, that seem to be solved in RHEL5. Backporting seems to be a
major issue as the changes are mixed with other changes, so that an attempt to
extract atomic fixes already failed for 4.6. Some changes also might be
dangerous if pulled out of context.
It therefor seems to be the less risky approach to attempt a re-base to the
version of nss_ldap we are maintaining in RHEL5. It does not bear the risk of
ABI breakage as glibc enforces the ABI. Also on the configuration side there are
only extension vs what we have in 4.6.
Apparently in nss_ldap v2.41 they added "nss_reconnect" options eg)
nss_reconnect_maxtries, nss_reconnect_sleeptime, etc. These options would be
helpful for ldap failover config on RHEL 4 WS.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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