[HCS-D] netapp notes

Matt Gline gline at fas.harvard.edu
Fri May 20 09:29:48 EDT 2005


Then can you propose an authentication scheme to use until then? NIS?

--Matt

On Fri, May 20, 2005 at 09:36:12AM +0200, Ivan Krstic wrote:
> Matt Gline wrote:
> > it also supports LDAP, which is something we've
> > been wanting to set up anyway...
> 
> Trust you me, the later we set it up, the happier we'll be. OpenLDAP is
> a big heaping mess, with the BDB backend being incredibly prone to
> crashing hard and shutting down authentication until the database repair
> program is run manually. The SQL bindings which seem like a good
> solution, uh, only seem like a good solution. Too fragile to be used day
> to day.
> 
> Word on the street is that Netscape will be open sourcing what used to
> be the Netscape Directory Server. Until then, running a free LDAP server
> will mean 1) pain 2) relatively frequent, unpredictable downtime.
> 
> More trouble than it's worth.
> 
> -IK


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