Description of problem:
When trying to use DNS SRV records to set the host option for pam_ldap in RHEL 6, the base option is set to the DNS domainname ignoring any value that's set for base in the pam_ldap.conf file.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have DNS SRV record for LDAP server
2. Remove host option from pam_ldap.conf and set base option to something other than domain name
3. Enable debugging and see that the base is being set to the domain name
Base is set to the domain name so ldap lookups fail
Base is set to the value in pam_ldap.conf
Might be able to just change _pam_ldap_readconfigfromdns to check whether result->base is NULL before overwriting it
(In reply to comment #0)
> Additional info:
> Might be able to just change _pam_ldap_readconfigfromdns to check whether
> result->base is NULL before overwriting it
The "base" setting in the configuration file is parsed before the configuration is read from DNS, so it should actually be as simple as that.
Nalin, is a patch for this applied in pam_ldap-185-11.el6 applied? I do not see it. Am I wrong? If so, could you point me to it? The latest version of pam_ldap still ignores "base" setting.
The pam_ldap-185-dnsconfig.patch was updated to handle the case.
Of course you're right Nalin, there was a flaw in my settings, everything works fine now.
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.
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