[linux-elitists] Re: Large LDAP deployments

Stephen R Laniel steve@laniels.org
Wed Oct 26 09:38:09 PDT 2005


Below,

s/OpenLDAP/Open Directory/g;

On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 12:27:53PM -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> I'm in a discussion with my boss about deploying LDAP or
> something like it across my organization, which has around
> 200 people. He's advocating a Mac OpenLDAP server, because
> he says it's a great amalgam of LDAP, Kerberos, and WinBIND.
> And apparently Apple gives unlimited OpenLDAP site licenses
> when you buy an XServe, which makes it cheap. It also sounds
> cool, because you can push apps out to all of your desktops
> without much trouble at all. And I guess OpenLDAP has lots
> of cool GUI admin tools for managing a number of machines at
> once.
> 
> Alternatively, he's talking about Novell's eDirectory, which
> he says kicks the butt of any other directory service.
> 
> The trouble with eDirectory and OpenLDAP, from my
> perspective, is that they're not open source. Apparently
> eDirectory is only supported on Novell-approved Linuces like
> SuSE or possibly RHEL.
> 
> So: can anyone out there recommend a directory server that's
> 
> 1) as featureful as OpenLDAP;
> 2) as easy to administer as OpenLDAP;
> 3) affordable for 200-odd seats; and
> 4) open source?

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