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Re: openldap backend to Web Services?

Michael StrÃder wrote:
> Mark Mcdonald wrote:
>> If you're using perl there are a few existing modules out there too:
>> http://search.cpan.org/search?query=DSML&mode=all
> And python-ldap has a module for DSMLv1. It's trivial to write a
> LDIF-to-DSMLv1 converter script with it.
> Ciao, Michael.
I dunno folks, it seems that the original poster wanted to access the
Web service via a standard LDAP client querying a standard LDAP server,
and we should be recommending backend-perl or backend-shell.

I've been considering using the same, but was scared off by (a) having
to possibly recompile perl and (b) reading somewhere about the
experimental status of both backend-perl and backend-shell.  I've been
extending perl's Net::LDAP::Server to accomodate my needs, but it's a
lot of work.

How many folks are relying on backend-perl, and is it recommended?  If
I'm not looking at very high server loads and read-only, will I be
saving myself much worry and effort in the long run by using