Preliminary discussion: DB alias entries

Simo Sorce ssorce at
Mon Mar 9 14:53:15 EDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 14:29 -0400, Greg Hudson wrote:
> 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
> understand.)
> >  - 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?

If it's not incompatible for some reason, reuse is usually encouraged in
the LDAP communities. 

> > 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?

It would, unless the KDC has ways to refresh its cache fetching from


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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