[python-ldap] Connect to multiple servers for failover

Petr Spacek pspacek at redhat.com
Tue Apr 21 11:32:38 CEST 2015

On 20.4.2015 18:41, Rob McBroom wrote:
> On 20 Apr 2015, at 5:17, Prashant Bapat wrote:
>> Is there a way to connect to multiple servers for a query and iteratively
>> try all of them before failing ?
>> Can I do something like
>> ldap.initialize(srv1, srv2, srv3) and it connects to srv2 if srv1 is down
>> etc
> If you have the power to do so, just put multiple A records in DNS with the
> same name that point to the IPs of the different servers. The OpenLDAP library
> is very good at finding a server that’s up and running. Don’t try to reinvent
> the functionality yourself.

Or even better, use DNS SRV records. It usually works better when it comes to
prioritization, geo-clusters etc. (I hope OpenLDAP supports DNS SRV records
but I did not check it myself.)

Petr Spacek  @  Red Hat

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