Gavin Henry wrote:
> <quote who="Mike Bloom">
>> I've been using ldap for a few years now, but I've come to the
>> realization that I have a lot of mysql databases lying around that
>> should be integrated and unified. Its time to move to something more
>> I'm using openldap-24 and am thrilled with the responsiveness and
>> extensibility of the software, but I'm curious about using mysql as a
>> back end instead of bdb.
>> I've been able get unixODBC up and running without any problems, but
>> stumbling a bit over the 10,000 foot view on metadata and how to
>> generate metadata to insert a samba 3 object.
>> After skimming for a few days, I found this lovely overview
) which didn't inspire
>> lot of confidence in how easy it would be to support abstract schemas
>> that we might want to host on this system.
>> From this discussion and subsequent threads
>> I'm concerns about the practicality and that I might have unrealistic
>> expectations for being able to deploy 250k records on my mysql cluster
>> to service a series of ldap servers over back-sql.
>> Does anyone run back-sql in production, and what kind of records on
>> scale of system are you using ?
>> I have high confidence that I want to use ldap, but I'd rather right
>> provisioning software that talks to a mysql database than to talk to
>> ldap database. To make things more complicated, I suspect we will be
>> moving to oracle in the next few years.
> I don't mean to sound cheeky or rude, but have you the great page about
> RDBMS vs Directories below?
> It might help in your decision.
That's exactly the sort of thing I was looking for. I appreciate your
No, no, we should appreciate the time of the people that wrote that FAQ
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