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RE: general question : why keeping it so hard ?

I have just finished a fight with the new ldap v3 schema! 
Yes it is hard!
Some guys have to meet and decide a standard!! 
Meanwhile we will hang on!

-----Original Message-----
From: Prune [mailto:prune@lecentre.net]
Sent: 27 June 2001 15:12
To: openldap software list
Subject: general question : why keeping it so hard ?


This mail is a thought about LDAP.
As databases went simpler and simpler over the past years, Ldap is still 
as complicated to use as X500.
You all know what I'm talking about : Schema.

As long as you use normal schema, there are no problem. But if you want 
to do something special...
Moreover, Schema are not compatible between different ldap servers 
(netscape, openldap,...?).

This question arize : What can be done to use LDAP without having to 
deal with Schema ?
Of course, a good product, implementation dependant, could deals with 
Schema for you. Some kind of Schema constructor. I haven't found 
anything interesting yet :(

I think Schema is THE thing that disable Ldap to be used at it's best. 
Even if LDAP V3 add some functionalities, it's still hard to use.
I would really like to know what other people on this mailing list think.
Maybe we are at the begining of a new LDAP_without_schema tool ?


    - le Centre - 
a Mad Cow Tribe product

(Very uncommon, but we should please everybody anyway, even disturbed minds)

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