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Re: Many 'Can't contact LDAP server' errors
--On Monday, June 20, 2005 11:58 AM -0700 John Duino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I whole-heartedly agree and have voiced my concerns about being forced
(by my management) to use a 'supported' Linux version (which has caused
me more grief than 'support'...but I digress).
As I have not looked at any other versions of openldap, is the upgrade
'path' simple or will it require extensive rework of the configurations
and back-end files?
There is quite a difference between a supported Linux OS, and a supported
version of server software running on that OS. RedHat will not be able to
provide you with any real support on OpenLDAP 2.0.27 (Stanford's experience
with RedHat support is it is pretty much non-existent on anything, even
kickstart), so you may wish to educate your management about the difference
(if possible). There are companies (like Symas Corporation
(http://www.symas.com)) that will provide support for OpenLDAP
specifically. I also would generally advise against thinking of the
OpenLDAP shipped with various Linux distributions as something to be used
for providing a directory service. The distros can (and do) make updates
(or not, as in RedHats case) on their own criteria, that may not meet yours.
The upgrade path is not simple in going from 2.0-> (2.2 or 2.3), in that a
variety of things have changed, and new (and better) backends like BDB and
HDB have been introduced.
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