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Re: documentation (Was: ACL Problem, Insufficient access (50))
Jon Roberts wrote:
Sorry to clutter the list by continuing this oft-repeated thread, but on
the eve of what was at least once a charitable holiday in my own
cultural tradition I feel the need to add 2c from my collection.
So peace on earth, good will towards men, and perhaps we'll find a more
cooperative community in our stocking ;)
Can't balk at this :) More than a few thanks to the developers and other
contributors for producing a magnificent, stable and highly flexible OSS
product without which I probably couldn't have produced the
multi-service, multi-server infrastructure that I employ. A dyed-in-the
wool Red Hat person who recognizes both its strong (by far the most) and
weak (OL, to name but a few) points, I shall probably *not* be looking
seriously at the LDAP server it took over from Netscape for a good while
> The MySQL community and its market are an order of magnitude or two
> larger than OpenLDAP's. For example, a search on amazon.com lists 239
> books on "MySQL", while "OpenLDAP" yields exactly 3. That includes the
> seminal "Understanding and Deploying LDAP Directory Services" by Tim
> Howes et. al. which mentions the OpenLDAP project on all of 2 pages
> (dealing with the C API). The results also include the slender O'Reilly
> volume "LDAP System Administration", which you'll note doesn't have
> OpenLDAP in its title and was written by a Gerald Carter, who AFAIK was
> never an OpenLDAP developer, from whom I have never seen a post on this
> list, and who IMHO could have written a far more useful text than he did.
Actually, I wasn't alluding to any MySQL books; I was alluding to the
searchable html doco that comes with the source code and is available on
the MySQL site, as a separate package. Funnily enough (or not, as the
case might be), RHAS4's MySQL 4.1 rpm doesn't include it. It levered me
up from a complete MySQL nincompoop to a reasonable innodb SQL database
administrator with no other doco whatsoever.
You mentioned Jerry Carter. He just happens (as most people doubtless
know) to be one of the leading lights in the Samba development team.
Samba is another example of a product without which my raison d'Ãtre
would be hopeless (I can out-compete Windows 2k and 2.3k people with it
in a mixed Linux/Windows shop and leave them gasping and helpless.
Including my own Samba ldapsam OL base). However, Samba OL
implementation/support stinks at the best and I've been impolitely
requested to shut up commenting on this that, on the Samba list; so I
went away from there. If you really want to find out how to eff up a
basic OL DSA, stick to the Samba/idealx concept and doco and everything
based on it.
I'd like to thank the OL developers and contributors for the product as
it is at the 2.3.11 stage. It's in production together with 2.2.17, at a
5-server RHAS4/3 site running 1150+ user LTSP, gdbm, Samba, Postfix SMTP
and Courier maildrop/IMAP where everything (but *everything*) depends on
the central, replicated OL DIT. Strangely enough with a 2.2.17 source
code master (on RHAS3, stable as a rock for 18+ months, with months of
contiguous uptime) replicating to 2 slightly more unstable RHAS4 rpm
2.3.11 slaves (they have a habit of stopping OL spontaneously and
unpredictably, but a cron job starts them up again). Oh, and being a Red
Hat person who has come to stick like glue to rpms, thanks to Buchan and
his many Mandr(ake|iva) mates for showing Red Hat how OL 2.3 ought to be
deployed, and providing basic Red Hat rpm specs and srpms.
Just a shame that I'm the only sysadmin there who can cope with and
implement the OL doco.
God jul og godt kjempegodt nyttÃr til alle, vrolijke en vooral rustige
feestdagen, merry Christmas and a peaceful new year, happy