nss_ldap referrals are not reusing connections when SSL is enabled

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When nss_ldap is configured to use SSL and reuse open connections, referrals that specify an LDAPS schema spawn new connections instead of reusing the existing connection.

The /etc/ldap.conf defines:

host ldapserver
port 40636
ssl on


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • nss_ldap

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