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Re: Producing a web directory with LDAP
At 8:59 -0600 30/1/03, Jon Roberts wrote:
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.
They would have to be 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 record displayed.
The fastest solution would be to store this information in memory,
but that may not be an option.
That's an idea.
>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 the LDAP?
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 how at:
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.
Great, so it's very adaptable if all those can integrate.
// Adam de Zoete