From: Howard Chu (no email)
Date: Mon Mar 12 2007 - 18:03:35 EDT
Torsten Schlabach wrote:
> Hi Dan!
> Thank you for taking the time for that detailed writeup.
> I have taken a blank server with a fresh Debian Etch installation and
> installed the very same packages you did. I did not yet apply the
> patches as I wanted to make sure I get all that stuff right out of the
> box before I did into canonicalization.
> Here is where I got stuck:
> cyrus at Debian-pre40-64-minimal:~$ ldapwhoami -Y EXTERNAL \
> > -U gidNumber=8+uidNumber=104,cn=peercred,cn=external,cn=auth \
> > -X u:dwhite SASL/EXTERNAL
> SASL/EXTERNAL authentication started
> ldap_sasl_interactive_bind_s: Unknown authentication method (-6)
> additional info: SASL(-4): no mechanism available:
The -U flag is not meaningful with SASL/EXTERNAL. The "SASL/EXTERNAL" at
the end of your command is erroneous. (In Dan's email it was merely a
mis-wrapped line of text output.)
The EXTERNAL mechanism is only valid when you use an LDAP session that
has an out-of-band mechanism for transmitting the client credentials to
the server. That usually means a client certificate for TLS or IPSEC, or
an ldapi:// session. You didn't specify any ldapi:// URI here and you
didn't show what's in your ldap.conf file so presumably it's not using
> I do have the modules installed (which I know is a common gotcha):
> cyrus at Debian-pre40-64-minimal:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep sasl
> libsasl2 install
> libsasl2-2 install
> libsasl2-modules install
> libsasl2-modules-ldap install
> Any idea what I am missing?
> Do you have a 32 or 64 bit system?
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