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Re: Importing OpenLDAP into base

Andrew Doran wrote:
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 11:10:19PM +1000, Luke Mewburn wrote:

I'd like to propose that we import OpenLDAP into NetBSD.

I think this is a great idea. Along with SNMP and BSM (the Sun/Apple audit
framework) this is something I have wanted to see in NetBSD for a long time!

In my experience setting up LDAP auth is a bit cumbersome, just like NIS.
Do you have any ideas on how we could make it easier?
Well, it requires a much higher level of knowledge to get ldap going than nis/yp. Also, it is not simple to setup and run openldap and at the same time understand
how it works unless you are used to ldap.

Anyway, that said, I think NetBSD really should go towards using ldap+kerberos
as some sort of standard solution for network environment.

What I would like to have is a lightweight version of an ldap server that would be basically just to store the basic system information just like YP, and not as many fancy features. If people would want those features then use openldap or iplanet

Hm, thinking about it, I do not think it would be especially difficult to write such an ldap server. Would it be interesting? Luke, can you wait a week or so before importing openldap? I can take a quick look at it and come back with an estimate.

-- Ragge

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