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release 0.8.2 of nss-pam-ldapd

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release 0.8.2 of nss-pam-ldapd

Release 0.8.2 of nss-pam-ldapd has just been made available which fixes
some bugs and introduces some new features but mainly focusses on
improving the tests to avoid another security problem as was seen in

A summary of the changes since 0.8.1:
* fix problem with endless loop on incorrect password
* fix a communication problem between nslcd and the NSS and PAM modules
  when running on Solaris 10
* fix a compilation issue on systems without HOST_NAME_MAX
* link to the resolv library for hstrerror() on platforms that need it
* ignore password change requests for users not in LDAP
* many clean-ups to the tests and added some new tests including some
  integration tests for the PAM functionality
* some smaller code clean-ups and improvements
* improvements to pynslcd, including implementations for service,
  protocol and rpc lookups
* implement a validnames option that can be used to filter valid user
  and group names using a regular expression
* improvements to the way nslcd shuts down with hanging worker threads

The 0.8 series remains in development mode and several more bigger
changes, enhancements and new features are planned. Users that require a
stable release are encouraged to stay with 0.7 until 0.8 stabilises.

More information on this release can be found at:

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