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Re: Importing OpenLDAP into base
On 23 Apr 2008, at 14:10, Luke Mewburn wrote:
I'd like to propose that we import OpenLDAP into NetBSD.
This is a very good idea. I was considering to propose that myself.
* It appears to be most common protocol for distributed
user & group authentication across heterogenous systems,
including Windows (Active Directory), OS X, Solaris,
most Linux distributions.
It has replaced NIS for most UNIX systems.
That is the main reason. At work we don't have NIS, "only" LDAP and
It is not possible to integrate a NetBSD system into such an environment
without installing a lot of packages.
* Base gets a bit bigger.
Indeed, about 4.7MB under NetBSD-i386. But I think it is worth the
* LDAP isn't as lightweight as advertised.
* Evaluate & import Tyler Retzlaff's nss_ldap implementation
(for at least passwd and group databases).
* Write (or commission) a pam_ldap implementation.
From what I've heard "nss_ldap" and "pam_ldap" implementation tend
being complicated because they have to deal with networking issues.
it perhaps make sense to have an "ldapbind" daemon (similar to "ypbind")
and keep this plugins really light weight?
Matthias Scheler http://zhadum.org.uk/
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