SUMMARY: directory server

From: dpk <>
Date: Thu May 06 2004 - 08:39:13 EDT
Thanks to those that responded:

3 recommended the use of Sun's directory server for reasons such as 
product support, ease of management, and to avoid implementation 
problems. In addition, it was recommended that Sun's implementation of 
Kerberos (SEAM) be used in favor of MIT's, for the similar reasons.

1 recommended the use of OpenLDAP.  Migration from NIS to LDAP was 
painless and is much faster in comparison.  They supported Linux clients 
as well as Solaris, and using a Sun directory server for this setup 
appeared to be much more painful than the vice-versa.

I did fail to mention that we too will support Linux, which are 
currently using NIS+ as well, so I'll investigate it before deciding.

Thanks again,

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: directory server
Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 13:01:40 -0400
From: dpk <>

We are looking to replace NIS+ with LDAP or LDAP+Kerberos.  When
comparing looking for Sun Java|ONE Directory Server and OpenLDAP, I'm
only finding "Sun is proprietary, but extremely fast" and "OpenLDAP is
open source, but slow and resource intensive".

Anyone have real-world installs and comparisons to share?   For
instance, will performance be that much of a consideration for ~ 6000
user and 1000 group entries?  What about ease of migration between
releases? Administration quirks?

Thanks in advance for your input.

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