Re: LDAP Auth?

From: Michael Alan Dorman (mdorman@debian.org)
Date: 07/30/02


To: focus-linux@securityfocus.org
From: Michael Alan Dorman <mdorman@debian.org>
Date: 30 Jul 2002 16:51:43 -0400

Ken Gourlay <ken@thechain.com> writes:
> LDAP is nice, but depending on how many users you have, it may not
> be efficient enough to do what you need done. I'm happy to talk to
> you about more specific things, but I guess my immediate
> recommendation is to strongly consider why you want to use LDAP as a
> standard before jumping into it.

Hum. Were you using nscd? That should have cached the heck out of
those requests.

Actually, I, personally, would be suspicious of any LDAP server backed
against an SQL server. It wouldn't suprise me at all to find the
performance was sub-par---if you look at the documents that the
OpenLDAP crew themselves provide in their Faq-O-Matiq, there's lots of
good reasons why.

Mike.