Blank BindDN ldap field precludes conn. to server in moz. 1.5



15 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: gds, Assigned: sspitzer)


Windows 2000

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-22smp i686; en-US; m18) Gecko/20010110 Netscape6/6.5
Build Identifier:  Problem observed on win2k, moz 1.5 and linux rh6.1 moz1.5a - not on them now

I am entering this to describe a bug that seems to be fixed in 1.6 but I can't
find in mozilla. This is only to help someone who might see this problem in 1.5
or earlier version and to know to use 1.6 or later. 
Specifically, I have found that if the BindDN field is left blank in 1.5, no
attempt is made to connect to the specified ldap server. (If BindDN is non-blank
a password is requested which is appended to the BindDN field and sent after the
connect is made.) In 1.6, a blank BindDN does an anonymous (no p/w) bind and for
me works find.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Enter ldap name and server addr in moz 1.5.
2.Keep default port 389 (no ssl)
3.Enter a BaseDN 
4.Enter nothing in BindDN
5.Run tcpdump (or windump) and watch host myldapserver
6.Go to addr book and enter known user name on ldap server
Actual Results:  
On tcpdump no conn to myldapserver and no name(s) appears in ldap addr book.

Expected Results:  
Moz 1.5 should connect to myldapserver and network activity should occur
containing ldap data in clear text. However, this does work on 1.6.

Again, this works great in 1.6 but not in 1.5. Attempted to find this problem in
bugzilla to no avail. Sorry if a dup and already fixed but wanted to document my
problem for others who might run into this. Marking as trivial since it seems to
be fixed.
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