[CentOS] user management solution needed

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 22:15:20 UTC 2009


Craig White wrote:

>>> At that point, using OpenLDAP or CentOS-DS or Fedora-DS is more or less
>>> a matter of implementation details and utility. None of them are better
>>> than the other for most purposes and even things like the consoles in
>>> Fedora-DS aren't going to make it any easier for you to use LDAP if you
>>> don't understand how it works. In short, there really aren't decent
>>> shortcuts to using LDAP if you don't care to actually understand how and
>>> why it works.
>> I think the standards bodies have failed us badly on this front.  People 
>> don't want to understand LDAP any more than they want to understand the 
>> bits in a TCP packet header.   They just want systems to interoperate.
> ----
> I suppose I don't understand what you are saying. Are you saying that
> some of the LDAP servers are not compliant with RFC's for LDAP? Which
> ones? how?

No, I'm saying that there should have been standardized schemas eons ago 
for the things that everyone needs to store and all implementations 
should interoperate at that level.

> As for people not wanting to understand LDAP, that's their choice and I
> wish them luck. If you want a pre-configured LDAP that's always the same
> for every installation, check out Active Directory. It doesn't get any
> easier to implement LDAP on Active Directory if you don't understand it.

Can you ship something pre-configured to work with Active Directory? 
Why should more than one person have to 'implement' it?  If it works in 
one place, won't the same implementation work elsewhere?

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com



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