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Re: Proxy LDAP

On Wed, 9 Sep 1998, Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:

> Date: Wed, 09 Sep 1998 10:17:16 -0700
> From: Kurt D. Zeilenga <Kurt@openldap.org>
> To: OpenLDAP-Development <openldap-devel@openldap.org>
> Subject: Proxy LDAP
> Jeff Hodges (Stanford) yesterday dropped an interesting idea
> on me.  The idea of a caching LDAP proxy.  Basically, slurpd
> with a back-ldap, a decent cache, and a bunch of knobs.
> The proxy would be used to decrease latency of responses
> where it was not feasible to maintain a complete replication.
> For example, any workstation could run a proxy to improve
> lookup of network information (user names, passwords, groups,
> services, etc.).   As the number of workstations might be
> quite large, it may not be feasible to setup replicas on
> each.
> Definitely food for thought.
> Enjoy!  Kurt

Seems like this is pertinent:


Another proxy, though more addressing the things you're getting
at with TCP wrappers:


Nathan Moser
Critical Path, Inc.