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release 0.9.3 of nss-pam-ldapd

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release 0.9.3 of nss-pam-ldapd

This is an update for the 0.9 development branch of nss-pam-ldapd that
includes a number of improvements. This branch will see more development
and features added, although it does seem to stabilise somewhat.

However, this isn't the most stable version and should be used with
care. The 0.8 branch will remain to be supported with bug and security
fixes for some time.

A summary of the changes since 0.9.2:

* make the dn2uid cache lifetime configurable with the cache
  configuration option
* have the nslcd process only exit after the service is
  completely available to avoid race conditions in the init
* the nslcd daemon now properly daemonises (double fork)
* support mapping the member attribute to an empty string to
  disable the functionality to do extra lookups for member DN
  to member uid translations
* implement deref control handling to request the LDAP server
  to dereference group member attribute values to uid values
* support getting built-in groups from Active Directory (thanks
  Davy Defaud)
* fix for pwdLastSet attribute value handling (thanks Joshua
* fix a possible crash in the NSS module when retrieving large
  networks entries (thanks Lukas Slebodnik)
* correct NSS h_errnop return value to indicate buffer too
  small (thanks Nalin Dahyabhai)
* fix a bug with shadow values on 64-bit architectures (only
  present in 0.9 series)
* automatically detect DragonFly as using the FreeBSD NSS
  interface (thanks Francois Tigeot)
* add a build-time test to see if krb5 is thread-safe
* various minor bug fixes

More information can be found at:

Ideas, comments and patches for functionality are more than welcome.
Please drop a note on the nss-pam-ldapd-users mailing list with any
ideas or patches you may have.

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