'valid' attribute in python-ldap 2.0.0pre05

Michael Ströder michael at stroeder.com
Tue Sep 10 15:50:38 CEST 2002


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Lars Damerow wrote:
> I just built python-ldap 2.0.0pre05, and I can
> no longer access the 'valid' attribute of LDAPObjects:

Well, it is not supported at the moment. It would be fairly easy to 
reimplement it in the Python wrapper class (see Lib/ldap/ldapobject.c) 
if really needed for backward compability.

Normally it's done within David's C code. Most times I'm not bothering 
with it. Frankly I would not rely on this flag at all.

I'd suggest statements like:

   ..some LDAP operation..
except ldap.SERVER_DOWN:
   ..try to reconnect..

In current CVS version the new wrapper class 
ldap.ldapobject.ReconnectLDAPObject provides a convenient framework for 
this. Check it out.

Ciao, Michael.

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