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Re: LDAP Reference Works?

On Tuesday, 1 May 2007, Mark Mcdonald wrote:
> Despite not understanding the architecture completely, it sounds like LDAP
> will fill your needs.
> Have a read of the following man pages to see if it's what you're after:
> slapd-ldap
> slapo-translucent
> slapo-chain

Of course, LDAP - without any special backends or overlays - was designed to 
allow this in the first place, via referrals. So, if the software in question 
follows referrals, and assuming it has (e.g. firewall) access to all the LDAP 
servers in question, no special tricks should be necessary.

back-dns could even be an option to easily provide referrals.

Using a proxy and/or the chain overlay would ease some aspects of this (e.g. 
not require any LDAP client to have network access to all LDAP servers), but 
is not strictly necessary.


Buchan Milne
ISP Systems Specialist - Monitoring/Authentication Team Leader

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