fr Francis: # This happens because many A/D servers are configured to # return what LDAP # calls "Search-result referrals"- an additional LDAP URL that you are # encouraged to query in order to get additional relevant results. The # Net::LDAP library was not supporting this result-type. I'm in # the process of adding it in now and will produce a patch shortly. # Has anyone else encountered this problem? if you care to show us the script, i will also test it here. thanks and kind regards -botp
on 2006-05-31 05:45
on 2006-05-31 12:41
Botp, it was only a few minutes' work to handle referrals at the LDAP-protocol level. The problem I'm having is at the API level. A search-referral is returned as a search result, like any other, except of course that it's different: it has no attribute-value pairs, and consists of a sequence of LDAP URIs. My first thought was just to add a method to Net::LDAP::Entry and let user code figure it out. But I don't think you want to add entry.is_search_referral? to every one of your search-result handlers! So I'm trying to think of a better way to surface the referral to user code. Do you have any ideas?