perl is a pretty good synch-builder, with DBI / DBD::yourdatabasetype and net::LDAP the synchronisation is pretty trivial, I have a script that keeps Oracle, Mysql and LDAP all in synch with a delay between updates of max 120 seconds. I guess it depends on the structure of your DB........ Tim On Fri, 2002-09-27 at 16:32, Steven Doyle wrote: > > On Friday, September 27, 2002, at 10:25 PM, Adam Williams wrote: > > > Yes, but you don't want to. Why does everyone keep thinking using an > > RDBMS as a backend to LDAP is a good idea? And mysql no less... I > > might be able to understand Oracle, DB2, etc... If you don't > > understand > > why this is a terrible idea please go read the FAQ entry about this. > > I'm pretty sure that its NOT a good idea after reading that FAQ, but > i'm stuck with data in a mysql database and I need to be able to use > the opendirectory (aka Ldap) in OS X to authenticate against this > data...unless anyone has a a better idea of how to populate an ldap > server with data from a mysql database and keep them reasonably in sync > (ie 12 hours behind password changes is fine, a week isn't!) > > Cheers, > > Steve > -- ----------------------------- Tim Kay Systems programmer Queen Mary University of London If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders.
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