UTF-8 support and other quirks in the LDAP backend (in 2.2.4).

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Jun 19 06:56:07 GMT 2002

On 18 Jun 2002, Shahms E. King wrote:

> > Sane defaults need to be added for optional attributes, for example 
> > pwdMustChange ought to be never if it's not present in the users 
> > record.
> This sounds suspiciously like the (more serious) rid issues that
> happened a while ago, but I don't think it should be something that is
> too difficult to fix; then again, I haven't looked at pdb_ldap.c in a
> while.

Already fixed for 2.2.5.

> > My question is if anyone is actively working on the LDAP backend and if 
> > the above problems will be fixed soon. Else I will start working on it 
> > myself and submit some patches.
> I don't know about the other contributors, but I personally am no longer
> actively working on it.  I do, however, maintain an active interest in
> it, and if I'm mistaken about binding with version 3, that is something
> I will address.  I am, however, woefully lacking knowledge about
> character set conversions at the moment, so if you would care to take
> care of those issues I (and the rest of the non-English speaking, LDAP
> and Samba using world) would be grateful.

Any patches should really be done against HEAD.  Pending good feedback, 
the 2.2.x branch is in serious bug fix mode only.  We need to focus on 
3.0.  That said, feel free to coordinate efforts on the LDAP backend

cheers, jerry
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