LDAP question (Previously no subject)

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Fri Sep 25 19:14:21 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-09-25 at 11:57 -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:
> Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 07:52:35 -0700,
> >   bruce <bedouglas at earthlink.net> wrote:
> >> as an example, i tried to use:
> >> 	ldapsearch -x -h ldap.bu.edu -b "dc=bu,dc=edu" "(sn=tom*)"
> >> 	(but this generates a ldap_bind: protocol error...
> > 
> > I looked through the man page and tried a couple of things that seemed might
> > work and found the -P 2 option got this query to work.
> Yes, that forces LDAP protocol V2.  By default, newer LDAP clients (and
> servers) default to LDAP protocol V3, which uses SASL to encrypt the
> authentication.
ignoring the thought that -x disables SASL and it being a 'public LDAP
server' that authentication is not required or possible without an


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