[TriLUG] New Server Question, Part I - LDAP
gxti at partiallystapled.com
Thu Apr 3 11:18:35 EDT 2008
Warren Weber wrote:
> - Would it be a good idea to have an LDAP server at home?
No. Practically speaking, you need at least 10 users and handful of
machines to make it worthwhile.
> - What can I do other than with LDAP other than make Postfix happy
> (ultimately, there will be more computers, both UNIX and Windoze, on
> our home network that could use it)?
I've never seen postfix try to use LDAP out of the box, but I don't use
the more "standard" distros (redhat, suse, etc.)
> - Would LDAP adminstration be a good skill for someone (me) to
It's rather nice once things are up and running, but the first time is a
major pain. Also, I'll warn you ahead of time: stay away from Kerberos!
It's several orders of magnitude harder to debug when there's a problem;
I still can't get postfix to work with my kerberos setup just for plain
I'd supply you some reading material for setting up LDAP, but I took the
LDAP+Kerberos path so I don't know of any good ones for LDAP only.
> Many thanks!
-- m. tharp
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