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Re: Optimizing OpenLDAP pam authentication (it's very slow)

I have tried nscd on the client(rh 7.1).  It is something that should
be run in this situation but, it makes no difference with my speed problem.

On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 04:31:51PM +0200, C.Lee Taylor ( Scania SA ) wrote:
> > 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 ...
> Mailed
> Lee

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