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Re: Producing a web directory with LDAP
Adam de Zoete wrote
1000:1 is an enormously slow ratio. Say for example, I have two
numerical entries, the display count and the hit count, of the URL.
This entry would need to be updated every time the link is hit or
displayed. That's how extensive my relational data is.
Could it handle this? The last thing I want is everything else to crawl.
That ratio may be a little high, but if you're going to be updating the
data for each hit count and display count, that would definitely be a
stretch for LDAP, especially if these attributes are indexed.
I've read about the ease of using an sql db along side LDAP, but to
manage the relational data could involve a search to the sql for every
The fastest solution would be to store this information in memory, but
that may not be an option.
>What is your suggestion for the ideal middle-ware for use with LDAP?
I'm referring to PHP, ASP, JSP, Perl, ColdFusion or other to
communicate with the LDAP. What would I write into my HTML to access
PHP, Java, Perl, Tcl, C, and Python all apparently have strong support
for LDAP. I always liked perldap, but I prefer to use Java for
production applications. I use servlets (not JSP), and you can find out
With Java there are (at least) 3 major libraries to choose from: JNDI,
Netscape's JDK, and Novell's JDK. I don't want to start a flame thread
here, but IMHO if you want security, efficiency, scalability, and
reliability on the middle-tier, you should use Java or something like it.
Adam - sorry you didn't get this mail directly, but your address gave my
mail server a relay error.