SUMMARY ldapclient server failover?

From: Jeff Wasilko <>
Date: Tue Feb 10 2004 - 11:36:26 EST
On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 04:16:24PM -0500, Jeff Wasilko wrote:
> Is anyone using ldapclient for authentication with multiple
> LDAP servers? Have you tested failover from one server to another?
> We're in the midst of trying to move from NIS+ to LDAP, since Sun has
> indicated that NIS+ is on the way out. We're running Solaris 9 with MU4.
> We have 2 LDAP servers, with replication from the master to the slave. 
> Our clients are configured to use both of them. However, we've found that 
> it takes over 10 minutes for the client to switch from a failed LDAP server
> to another.

It turns out this is a new bug. I don't have the bug or
escalation information yet, but there is an easy workaround:

> If you have a profile set as follows:
> authenticationMethod: none;simple
> Then it takes 10 minutes to fail over to the 2nd directory server in the
> defaultServerList.
> If you have just:
> authenticationMethod: simple
> Then the client will fail over almost immediately.

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