[CentOS] LDAP authentication on a remote server (via ldaps://) [SOLVED]

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Wed Oct 6 15:00:21 EDT 2010


Scott Robbins wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 06:35:14PM +0200, Mathieu Baudier wrote:
>>
>> IMHO, the comments in /etc/ldap.conf could be a bit more explicit on
>> the 'on' value:
>
> IMNSHO most docmentation on LDAP is laughable, and perhaps one of the
> main reasons Active Directory has become so much more popular.  Say what
> you want about MS, but it does seem to me, that at least on the syadmin
> and user side that their documentation is usually quite good, at least
> since Windows 2000.
<snip>
> As the authors of the excellent ldap for rocket scientists page say.
>
> "The bad news is that IOHO never has so much been written so
> incomprehensibly about a single topic with the possible exceptions of
> BIND."
>
> (That page is at http://www.zytrax.com/books/ldap/)
<snip>
Well, that's simply *not* true... says the guy who, 20-30 years ago, had
to read IBM mainframe manuals....

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