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Re: large ldap server recommendation

I guess RH does not want to promote OpenLDAP as *the* directory server
or identity management solution. They want to force RHDS for it.

One sign of their inking is FreeIPA project.



On 2/3/08, Quanah Gibson-Mount <quanah@zimbra.com> wrote:
> --On February 2, 2008 6:08:37 PM +0530 Count Of Dracula
> <countofdracula@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > That was a great explation.Simple and Succinct.Too bad it did not come
> > from stupid RH folks.I am sorry I did not get it. What exactly you
> > mean by "RH is not building OpenLADP for running as a server"?
> I mean exactly what I wrote:
> >> RH is not building OpenLDAP for running as a server.  RH is building
> >> OpenLDAP for providing client libraries.  They spend months testing that
> >> all of the things that link to these libraries work.  To upgrade/change
> >> the versions of those libraries would take many months of testing and
> >> cost lots of money.
> I.e., RH wants to ensure that everything that links against the OpenLDAP
> libraries (perl modules, PHP, apache, NSS_ldap, PAM_ldap, just to name a
> few), work against a known release.  So they don't maintain the packages to
> the quality necessary for an LDAP administrator to use them.
> --Quanah
> --
> Quanah Gibson-Mount
> Principal Software Engineer
> Zimbra, Inc
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