Preliminary discussion: DB alias entries

Greg Hudson ghudson at MIT.EDU
Mon Mar 9 14:29:46 EDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-03-05 at 13:56 -0500, Zhanna Tsitkova wrote:
> How about adding a new auxulary attr to the entries

What do you mean by "auxiliary attribute" here?  My understanding is
that object classes can be auxiliary, but not attributes.

(Sorry; I'm new to LDAP so I need people to speak precisely or I can't

>  - for example
> NAME ( 'krbHintAliases' ) or just krbAliases as
> defined in

What is that page exactly?  Is it appropriate to pull attribute and
object class definitions from a completely different schema from the
Novell one we have?

> In fact , on KDC startup these aliases could be stored in memory.
> Then, when the request comes in, the normalized string would be
> searched in the mem cache and then decided if the further processing
> is needed.

Wouldn't that introduce consistency issues if the LDAP data is modified
outside of the KDC?

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