On 05/31/2017 02:55 PM, Howard Chu wrote:
Prentice Bisbal wrote:
> On 05/31/2017 12:37 AM, John Lewis wrote:
>> What if I wanted to write a OpenLDAP backend for a systemd journal file
>> or Elasticsearch so I can present my logs as an LDAP subtree so I can
>> use my LDAP tools to filter my logs? Should I use back-shell for
>> prototyping? If so, what is the usual work flow?
> This sounds like the wrong tool for this job.
Really? Can you give a point by point comparison against what you
think is the "right" tool for the job?
That's the wrong question to ask, since I never made any claim as to
what the right tool is. A better question to ask would be why I think
this is the wrong tool. So here's my reply to that: It doesn't seem like
this is a job LDAP was designed for. To me, LDAP is really just a
standardized database interface that make certain type of DB looks up
easy, and most importantly, standardized.I would think a more general
purpose database interface would be better for this.
Unfortunately, I'm not a database expert, so I can't give you the
"point-by-point argument you requested.
Now your turn - why would OpenLDAP be a good fit for this over other