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RE: OpenLDAP in Production

I made only a very brief reply the last time. Anyway I am working in the
network team of a large pharmaceutical company. Actually I am using OpenLDAP
in production at the Italian site. I have it running since several years and
did not have any problems at all.

I am working also with Sun ONE ( the former Netscape product )and I tried
out MS, therefore I can assure that it is not more work to setup and keep
running a directory using OpenLDAP.

Well you have to compile it yourself, ....   . If you are not comfortable
with compilation on UNIX may be it's not easy. The lists are helpful and a
lot of people ready to help you out if you run into trouble.

Configuration however I find easier using OpenLDAP, you have one place (
config file ) whereas other products ( MS for example or Sun ONE also )
offer a number of menus you have to click thru and remember where you could
do what.

Last but not least it's open source,  I need a LDAP proxy, considered the
high price of Sun ONE I am considering to role my own . . . . 



> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Brian K. Jones [SMTP:jonesy@CS.Princeton.EDU]
> Sent:	mercoledì 26 febbraio 2003 15:06
> To:	ldap list
> Subject:	OpenLDAP in Production
> I was thumbing through the pages of an LDAP book in the bookstore and came
> across a paragraph about OpenLDAP, which said:
> "...I personally know of people who have done significant testing and
> prototyping work using these products. However, I know of nobody who has
> yet trusted them to support his or her business applications. Bottom line:
> If you want to play with compiling and modifying your own LDAP server,
> this is a good place to start."
> This is discouraging, as I had planned to put OpenLDAP into production,
> after evaluating eDir and, to a lesser extent, the Sun product.  Aside
> from GUI tools and docs (which I don't have a particularly dire need for),
> where is OpenLDAP lacking compared to eDir and Sun?  Why shouldn't I put
> this into production?  
> Interestingly, the author doesn't give an opinion on Linux, and the first
> chapter in the book was 'Active Directory', IIRC.