Fatal errors on bind

David Leonard d at adaptive-enterprises.com.au
Thu Oct 26 11:46:00 CEST 2006

Jim Boon wrote:
 > Dear Mod, ignore that email, i just spotted it it's in the modify 
bit! Doh!
but ... it was too late! (sorry, jim)

David Leonard
(itinerant moderator)

Jim Boone wrote:
> Hi Guys, I know this is a dumb question, but I'm stuck!
> I have a python cgi script driven off a web form, works fine as long as 
> the credentials are correct for l.simple_bind, however if the wrong 
> password is entered it fatals with:
>       Traceback (most recent call last): File "password.py", line 83, in
>       ? l.modify_s(dn,password) File
>       "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/ldap/ldapobject.py", line 285,
>       in modify_s self.result(msgid,all=1,timeout=self.timeout) File
>       "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/ldap/ldapobject.py", line 385,
>       in result return self._ldap_call(self._l.result,msgid,all,timeout)
>       File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/ldap/ldapobject.py", line
>       94, in _ldap_call result = func(*args,**kwargs) ldap.OTHER:
>       {'info': 'NDS error: access denied (-168)', 'desc': 'Internal
>       (implementation specific) error'}
> Surely it should return a failed code of some description? Obviously its 
> a Netware service, but other LDAP applications don't die under these 
> circumstances, so it must be crappy coding,
> l.simple_bind(dn,password)
> thats my bind line, I then carry on with some LDAP modify operations on 
> that user, should this be written differently?
> Cheers for any input!

David Leonard                           d at adaptive-enterprises.com.au
                                        Ph:+61 404 844 850

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