[PATCH] LDAP_EXOP charset fix

Dariush Forouher dariush at forouher.de
Thu Sep 18 11:18:13 GMT 2003

On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 08:21, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> Clients using ISO8859-1 don't help if your users are Japanese or Chinese
> or in fact *anything* but western European. utf8 is the *only* rational
> choice here I'm afraid.

Yes I know. I was wrongly under the impression that the LDAP
specification would require ISO8859-1 (because most LDAP clients don't
convert the password to UTF-8). Of course Unicode is the only real
solution here.

Perhaps it would be a good idea to add a small note to smb.conf about
the behaviour of 'ldap passwd sync' so that non-US people are prepared
for the problems that may araise with other LDAP clients like pam_ldap.


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