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Re: Fwd: Re: Obtain Schema files from a software client

--On Wednesday, May 11, 2005 7:20 AM +0300 Mike Jackson <mj@sci.fi> wrote:

Sorry, I mistakenly replied only to Kurt...

----- Forwarded message from Mike Jackson <mj@sci.fi> -----

From: Mike Jackson <mj@sci.fi>
To: "Kurt D. Zeilenga" <Kurt@OpenLDAP.org>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 00:55:40 +0300
Subject: Re: Obtain Schema files from a software client

Kurt D. Zeilenga (Kurt@OpenLDAP.org) wrote:

OpenLDAP 2.2 provides no mechanism for a client to obtain the name of the schema file, clients should instead use the general schema retrevial mechanism.

Kurt, Do you think it would make sense to implement a mechanism to replicate schema files and have the server automatically load them upon reciept?

 Consider a network where there are 50 or more LDAP servers; adding a new
schema file and restarting the servers is a major task. And adding schema
into a catch-all file is not a good solution; it makes maintenance
next to impossible...

In OpenLDAP 2.3, using the config backend, you can ADD schema's (although MOD and DELete are a not easily defined as something to do).

In my case, my master & replica's have different configurations, so I'm exploring syncrepl and back-ldap to replicate my replica configurations to every replica, which would allow me to add schema's to every replica and the master in two writes: one to the master's cn=config, and one to the replicated config for the replica's.


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