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Re: Optimizing OpenLDAP pam authentication (it's very slow)
> You are absolutely right, if OpenLDAP hopes to compete against NDS, AD
> or for that matter other LDAP servers it will have to be very fast for
> at least 10's of thousands of rows. As it stands today, the
> OpenLDAP. nsswitch, pam_ldap combination is too slow to be even be
> useful for authentication, unless i'm doing something wrong(which
> could very well be correct). I'm in the middle of trying to make this
> work as a campus authentication scheme and have gotten very
> frustrated. From the lack of documentation, it appears no one has
> done this before.
I use RedHat 7.1 which, somewhere in the doc's, explains that using nscd
( which I think is Nis Server Cache Daemon ). might make things a little
quicker, or am I missing something ...