Bug 727342 - LDAPChaseReferrals should be LDAPReferrals
Summary: LDAPChaseReferrals should be LDAPReferrals
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: httpd
Version: 5.9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact: Zbysek MRAZ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-01 21:10 UTC by Ray Van Dolson
Modified: 2013-07-03 13:13 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: httpd-2.2.3-67.el5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-01-08 05:03:51 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:0130 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: httpd security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2013-01-08 09:33:40 UTC

Description Ray Van Dolson 2011-08-01 21:10:33 UTC
Ref RH Buzilla #604727

httpd 2.2.3-49 appears to have introduced a LDAPChaseReferrals configuration option along with the ability to properly pass credentials when following referrals.

However, it appears that upstream went with a slightly different version of this patch[1][2] using the configuration directive LDAPReferrals (in addition to LDAPReferralHopLimit).

This directive is usable in the Directory context per the Apache docs[3] whereas the LDAPChaseReferrals is not.

This creates problems in that a) we differ from upstream and b) there is no documentation for LDAPChaseReferrals as upstream's documentation references a differently named directive with slightly different functionality.

[1] https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=42557#c2
[2] http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=614605
[3] http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.3/mod/mod_ldap.html#ldapreferrals

Comment 1 Joe Orton 2012-03-23 09:19:57 UTC
Thanks a lot for reporting this, Ray, looks like I forgot to cross-check against the 2.3 patch.  Adding the new directive so we follow 2.4 looks fine.

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2012-04-19 11:48:22 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion
in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.  Product Management has
requested further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for
potential inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release for currently
deployed products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in
a release.

Comment 3 Karel Srot 2012-04-19 17:09:40 UTC
Hi Joe,
does that mean that now both directives exists, right? Just to make sure.
Thank you.

Comment 4 Joe Orton 2012-05-10 14:58:35 UTC
Karel - correct, we'll keep both.

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2013-01-08 05:03:51 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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