#3071 Update list of options in/etc/ipa/default.conf man page
Closed: Fixed None Opened 6 years ago by mkosek.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=855855 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6)

Description of problem:
  manpage of /etc/ipa/default.conf ('man default.conf') does not mention
  option 'server', althou 'ipa-client-install' deploys it in the file

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
  ipa-python-2.2.0-16.el6.x86_64 (RHEL6.3)
  ipa-python-2.1.3-9.el6.x86_64 (RHEL6.2)

How reproducible:
  always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum -y install ipa-python
2. man default.conf
3.

Actual results:
  option 'server' not mentioned

Expected results:
  option 'server' should be there

Additional info:
This got apparent when customer was trying to hint at multiple servers as
parameters to the option, not aware that DNS is used to make aware of the IdM
servers. So it should be mentioned wether one or multiple parameters are
allowed.

There also other useful options that may be missing, like wait_for_attr that is used for testing...

We should also verify that we are doing the right thing with default.conf on IPA clients. I have found no use of the server option in IPA code, we only use xmlrpc_uri option to get an address of IPA server...

certmonger has a reference to server, but it attempts to get it from the "defaults" section which doesn't exist.

I think this was done in an attempt to not have to crack the URI. If we determine the option isn't used anywhere then perhaps now would be a good time to mark it as deprecated so we can drop it in the future.

Metadata Update from @mkosek:
- Issue assigned to tbabej
- Issue set to the milestone: FreeIPA 3.0.1 (bug fixing)

2 years ago

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