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Re: Google hits for OpenLDAP (was: Securing cn=config and allowing micro-engineering)
On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:00 PM, Hallvard B Furuseth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Howard Chu writes:
> Zytrax.com is not a reliable source of OpenLDAP documentation. Most of what
> they advise is misguided or flat wrong.
Yet Google(OpenLDAP cn=config)'s two first hits are at Zytrax. It's not
surprising people keep using that stuff.
Maybe the OpenLDAP site could be improved to help that. Google has some
guidelines for that at <http://www.google.com/webmasters/>
I think the popularity of Zytrax guide on google indicates that there is a need for some simple guide or howto of how to get some sort of trivial ldap server running, in the first instance.
Zytrax might fail with regard to accuracy in specific details as it seems to be infrequently updated (last August 2010, before that July 2009), but taken asis it gets people going such that they can at least get a server running, then they can then start to learn by actively using openldap. The zytrax guide itself is open source, so the other alternative is to help improve it's accuracy ?
Such a openldap guide might least serve a purpose, more for newbies as supposed to the old salts, in that it could reduce chatter regards to getting a server compiled/running/loaded etc., in the first place, but call me an optimist.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.