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Re: large ldap server recommendation

Quanah Gibson-Mount skrev, on 02-02-2008 22:23:


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.

As far as that goes, it's worth noting that Red Hat is now financially committed to (Fedora|Red Hat) Directory Server and has little interest in supporting any OpenLDAP server. OTOH it's obvious that the clients/libraries should work properly.


Tony Earnshaw
Email: tonni at hetnet dot nl