Problem with explicit logon_path in pdb_ldap

Ingo Steuwer steuwer at
Fri Nov 25 15:56:06 GMT 2005

Am Freitag, 25. November 2005 09:25 schrieb Volker Lendecke:
> On Fri, Nov 25, 2005 at 07:35:16AM +0100, Ingo Steuwer wrote:
> > Changing the default behavior, especially on this old and itensiviely
> > used feature and between two minor releases, will confuse the user. There
> > are too many of them who do not read changelogs.
> You are relying on %-expansion in explicitly set ldap attributes? I can see
> that for the parameters logon path etc when no explicit attribute is set.
> But putting %u into an explicitly set attribute stretches it a bit in
> particular as clients also have variables that start with %.
> No, I don't think this is right. I would like to slowly but steadily
> converge to NT4 behaviour, in particular in migration scenarios you can not
> go through the possibly very many users.

OK, don't get me wrong on that. I'm perfectly happy to have this configurable, 
but I think it is generally problematic to have those changes in a minor 
release. This is not because we use these expansions in ldap, but we don't 
know what other users (i.e. our customers) do.


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