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Re: failover config: servers with same DNS address and TLS, subjectAltName extension

--On Wednesday, July 25, 2007 4:07 PM +0000 Emmanuel Dreyfus <manu@netbsd.org> wrote:

On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 08:53:22AM -0700, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> I hope people do some testing before rolling a copy/pasted
> configuration in production...
Experience shows they generally don't.  Your posts will likely show up
now  in google searches by people who aren't really interested in going
and  actually reading documentation, and/or end up in some forsaken
"how-to". :/

I hope so. I have been googling for a starting point without much success, hence the desire to add some information. Indeed iit's not perfect, but it's just a post in a mailing list, it's not a FAQ entry. And since people point out the mistakes in the thread, the curious reader should have everything needed at hand to succeed.

What do you prefer?
1) The beginner find hardly no information, gives up after 2 days of
failures, and will claim everywhere that OpenLDAP is the most frustrating
software he had to deal with

As pointed out by Howard multiple times, nearly everything you "couldn't find" was actually available online, in the form of published documentation, by the folks who provided the software. The fact that you went to Google *before* going to the sites that actually distribute the software and reading their documentation is unfortunately the same thing many other people do to. And then they tend to complain about the lack of documentation.

2) It finds some hints with follow-up comments and can either screw his
setup by just copy/pasting without a though, or read the thread and find
the missing pieces he needs by himself.

They'll screw up their set up, and then they'll send barages of email asking why things didn't work, because they expect it to work the first time, and then they'll go around claming that OpenLDAP or some other software is the most frustrating software to deal with because they get told to actually go read the documentation.


-- Quanah Gibson-Mount Principal Software Engineer Zimbra, Inc -------------------- Zimbra :: the leader in open source messaging and collaboration