11 Jun 2000 lukeh   » (Master)

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Joe Little (jlittle) makes some interesting points about LDAP and NetInfo. One of the projects we talked about doing was writing an OpenLDAP backend to NetInfo's database layer, dsstore. I think this would be a useful project as I think NetInfo is easier to configure/manage on a large, distributed network than many LDAP implementations. We should remember (as Microsoft have with Active Directory) that LDAP is just an access protocol, and that there's nothing stopping you building something as elegant as NetInfo using LDAP as the principal access protocol. When most implementations are derived from the same codebase (the University of Michigan code), it becomes difficult for people to separate what the protocol provides from what has historically been provided by implementations of it.

So, given some cycles to burn, one should ask whether it's better to put some time into the OpenLDAP dsstore backend (which would make Apple happy) or instead put the work into OpenLDAP so that it has a similar complement of management and population tools as NetInfo.

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