Arthur de Jong

Open Source / Free Software developer

Release 0.8.6 of nss-pam-ldapd


This is an update for the 0.8 series that includes a few fixes and some work on the pynslcd implementation. The 0.8 series remains in development mode and several more changes, enhancements and new features are planned. Users that require a stable release are encouraged to stay with 0.7 until 0.8 stabilises.

A summary of the changes since 0.8.5:
  • a number of code improvements by Jakub Hrozek
  • fixes for FreeBSD (thanks Maxim Vetrov)
  • include missing pynslcd files in tarball
  • improvements to the pynslcd implementation
  • implement an offline cache in pynslcd
  • the Debian packaging was split from the main source tree

pynslcd, the Python implementation of nslcd that is included in nss-pam-ldapd should now be mostly useful for test environments and testing is welcomed. The newly implemented offline cache should be functional but for example disappearing users in LDAP are not reflected in the offline cache yet and LDAP reconnect logic is not yet working.

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