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Antw: Re: FW: Have you seen this FUD - IT pros suffer OpenLDAP configuration headaches ?

>>> "A. P. Garcia" <a.phillip.garcia@gmail.com> schrieb am 30.01.2014 um 23:36 in

Windows: Brains not needed.

> OpenLDAP: "Brains not included."
> On Jan 30, 2014 3:45 PM, "Borresen, John - 0442 - MITLL" <
> John.Borresen@ll.mit.edu> wrote:
>> Sorry, I didn't read the original mailing list...I too wanted to send to
>> the board and not you individually.  My apologies.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Borresen, John - 0442 - MITLL
>> Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:16 PM
>> To: 'Turbo Fredriksson'; Howard Chu
>> Subject: RE: Have you seen this FUD - IT pros suffer OpenLDAP
>> configuration headaches ?
>> I have experience with OpenLDAP, 389-Directory-Server, OpenDJ, OpenDS,
>> RedHat's Directory Studio.  I am not an LDAP expert by any means (as can be
>> seen by my help posts -- that was supposed to be funny).  While I get
>> aggravated by the difficulty in installing OpenLDAP, the miniscule
>> documentation, and the differing, and often conflicting, documents found
>> via a google search I always recommend OpenLDAP over the other products.
>>  The OpenLDAP Admin Guide, for a product that has been out for a very long
>> time, as far as a how-to-guide, is lacking a lot and seems incomplete --
>> many areas are simply blank.  The bouncing back and forth between the
>> slapd.conf (old) and the slapd.d (new) methodologies is very aggravating
>> and not helpful (to me).
>> I understand that there is not just one way to install OpenLDAP...the
>> options are pretty mind-boggling -- and can't all be put in an Admin Guide,
>> the manual as more than a dictionary could be so much more.  With this test
>> environment I've been building over that 2 or 3 months, it's been broken
>> down and restarted, from scratch, at least once a month.  The original
>> environment (the current production) took me about a year to get up and
>> running.
>> We use the Apache Directory Studio as a front-end GUI to view the dbase,
>> mostly.  Most modifications are via the CLI tools.
>> Don't get me wrong, even for my "bashing" of OpenLDAP above, it is the
>> first one that I would recommend.  I look at the bright side...each time
>> the slate has to be cleaned and restarted the more I learn.
>> Dave Borresen
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: openldap-technical-bounces@OpenLDAP.org [mailto:
>> openldap-technical-bounces@OpenLDAP.org] On Behalf Of Turbo Fredriksson
>> Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:53 AM
>> To: Howard Chu
>> Subject: Re: Have you seen this FUD - IT pros suffer OpenLDAP
>> configuration headaches ?
>> On Jan 30, 2014, at 5:35 PM, Howard Chu wrote:
>> > I saw some of this on twitter before, ignored it since none of the
>> parties involved have any clue what they're talking about.
>> Personally, I think it's spot on. It IS hard to configure an LDAP server,
>> and even harder to understand how it works (the object based part). Took me
>> three months first time, and I'm not an idiot.
>> Even today, I need to consult either my own book or the howto (or
>> seriously skim through the man pages) to setup a new server.
>> And even worse if when you want to optimize the backend... There's a lot
>> of magic there....
>> And with the new config backend!? I haven't even had the time or energy to
>> go that far yet!
>> --
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