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Re: stable?

Tony Earnshaw wrote:
tor, 11.12.2003 kl. 07.49 skrev James Courtney:

Does anyone have a favorite version of Linux and openldap that you use for most of your production systems. We're in the process of moving from Sparc/Solaris with a proprietary LDAP (Mirapoint) to Intel/Linux with OpenLDAP and our Unix admins have used Linux personally, none of us have used it or OpenLDAP in production before. We just downloaded RedHat 9, patched it (the kernel from the CDs hangs the OpenLDAP test008-concurrency if not patched I learned after much frustration), and then built OpenLDAP 2.1.22. Is the combo of RedHat 9 and OpenLDAP 2.1.22 too bleeding edge or should that be fine for an installation authenticating 20,000 plus mail users. Are there any Linux kernel and or network settings OpenLDAP depends upon that we should set carefully?

Your line (above) goes 1,5 km past the right hand side of my Evo MUA
screen - but I thought I saw "RH 9" there.

Don't use RH 9 for a production machine! It's been withdrawn, will not
be supported much longer, etc. etc.

This (tiny) rig is running RH Enterprise Server 3 with Openldap 2.1.25.
If you're going to run RH in production at all, at least have a look at
the RH arguments for running a supported system. Must say I'm enormously
impressed with ES3 - after having done 'rpm -e --nodeps' to the Openldap
bit and compiling and installing proper stuff.


I want to add a tiny comment to the RH 9 disclaimer above. RH 7.3, 8, and 9 will be supported for errata and update releases by Progeny for a fee of $5/mo-machine. $5/mo = $60/yr that RHN charged for subscriptions, so this is set to be a smooth migration path, especially for people who just want another 3 months to migrate off RHL entirely.

I've got RHL 7.3 on all our servers. I have one Fedora box in a non-critical function. The other (and I don't mean "one of the others" or "the most common") distro I hear being discussed publicly for the RHL EOL is Debian. We're evaluating a possible RHL 9 upgrade to update libs and feature sets in the short term, followed possibly by a move to Debian for the long term. There are pam and libc features in RHL that we use widely, but that are not even built into Debian's packages.


John Beamon
Systems Administrator
Franklin American Mortgage
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