----- "John Allgood" <jallgood(a)ohl.com> wrote:
Maybe by the end of this project I will be somewhat of an ldap
until them please bear with me.
It will take many years to get there (I'm no where near), trust me ;-)
I think I have gotten a little more understanding to how this will
work. I have a provider and a consumer up and running and I am
pointing each application and or server to both the provider and the
consumer. Also there is something called referrals that are talked
about for the consumer. Is this something I will need to use.
If you understand referrals you will be able to answer this yourself. Anyway,
referrals "refer" a client to the Provider if it is trying to write a consumer
that doesn't accept writes, think of it as "Go speak to the boss".
We started building the ldap server about a month ago. We have not
really had the time to do proper research due to time constraints.
This can be a big problem.
just used the rpms that Redhat provided with RHEL5 which is openldap
2.3. The rpms built from Redhat did not have the ppolicy overlay built
in. I found the overlays on the Beta channels from Redhat Network and
used those to get the ppolicy. I wish Redhat would stay a little more
up2date. Anyways if there is anymore advise that can be provided I
would appreciate it. Oh one more thing. When I was setting up syncprov
for the first time I missed the part about loading the module in the
slapd.conf. I did enter the overlay syncprov to my config and it
appears to work. Can syncprov be built into openldap and not loaded as
an module. Just wanted some verification on this issue.
Build it how you like, it's best to build from source to start with to get
a feel for everything. Then depending on how you company works you can move
to a commercially supported version. I would never recommend the RHEL version, but
please visit the list archives for why.
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