LDAP status

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Tue Nov 24 18:28:44 GMT 1998

On Wed, 25 Nov 1998, Chris Tomlinson wrote:

> Matt,
> Are you integrating LDAP with aliasdb, groupdb, and passgrp as well as passdb?

[that would be necessary, although if your UNIX system used ldap by using
luke howard's nss_ldap code, it would not].
> What schema are you using? Is there any sense in trying to use a common schema
> between the NIS stuff and LDAP? 

[i think so]

> I thought that it would be helpful if there was a common schema that could be used
> for both direct LDAP to Samba and for LDAP used with PAM (that would include
> Samba->PAM->LDAP, Apache->mod_pam->LDAP, etc.). NIS should fit in as well so one
> might well have a NIS client->LDAP that uses LDAP as the NIS db.

luke howard has written an nss_ldap module (getXXbyYY) which is good news.
he mentions in the README that he conforms to rfc2037.  so, yes, it's
probably a good idea to fit in with that (whatever it is :-)

and to make life easier, yes, a common schema-equivalent for NIS+ would be
a good thing.

luke (putting his $0.02c in...)

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