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Re: Multiple suffixes per server

On Thu, 12 May 2005, Howard Chu wrote:


> > So, it is possible to run non-overlapping suffixes on one server?
> > 
> Of course. A single slapd server can manage multiple databases, and each
> database can have a suffix completely independent of the others. But that's
> only a very crude beginning of a solution. For corporate mergers, you
> eventually will want to be able to present a unified view of the two separate
> hierarchies. E.g., you may want everything under dc=BigCorp,dc=com to appear
> to be a subtree of dc=Cobber,dc=com,dc=au, something like
> ou=BigCorp,dc=Cobber,dc=com,dc=au. OpenLDAP easily supports this as well,
> through a variety of mechanisms. The simplest in OpenLDAP 2.2 would be to use
> back-ldap with some rewrite rules to point a subtree at the other. In OpenLDAP
> 2.3 there are even more efficient ways to do it:

Thanks for the info, Howard; I'll check it out.

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