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how do YOU use LDAP?

I've been subscribed here for quite a few months now, and I'm wondering
about the ways in which LDAP is being used.  What I mean to say is, are
you using a single, all inclusive directory service for multiple
purposes, or many smaller directories with different

Here at RPI, I am using LDAP for login/POSIX account info, and I would
like to expand uses.  Is there a drawback to a single directory service,
of many parts, that can be accessed by multiple applications?  Or,
should services be narrow in scope?

Please contribute to a lively discussion.  Thanks
Andrew Bacchi
Staff Systems Programmer
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
phone: 518 276-6415  fax: 518 276-2809