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Re: LDAP vs. SQL

sj2@myflat.com wrote:
> Hi,
> I am designing a web-site for my company. Its will have technical articles,
> mailing lists, web-based mail, newsgroups, FAQs, user profiles etc.
> I want to map the entire site structure on a LDAP server and use the LDAP
> server as my information storage backend. My boss says we should go with
> a Relational Database and that a LDAP server is an un-necessary layer.
> Opinions??

Relational and directory-based (or network-based) databases serve
different purposes. Unless you have some prior constraint, you shouldn't
feel inclined to choose one over the other where both together would
work best.