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30 Aug 2006 20:19 whitemice

Re: Buggy and Bloated
> No release since June 2005?

Please check your facts; there have been several releases of OpenLDAP since then. There was one last week. The Freshmeat entry is simply out of date.

> affects you, you'd like to report it and get it fixed.

If it affects you and not lots of other people, maybe it isn't broken.

> And if so many people have problems with
> the standard deployment (BerkleyDB back
> end) why is there no BerkleyDB FAQ/known
> issues?

But there is, start here - http://www.openldap.org/faq/data/cache/1166.html

At least 9 out of 10 OpenLDAP related questions I see are answered right there on the website.

30 Aug 2006 05:28 philhaigh

Re: Buggy and Bloated


>

> % It seems the only close-to-production

> % free LDAP server has gone the way of

> % Sendmail. Oh well.

>

>

> I completely disagree. I use OpenLDAP

> in production at several sites and find

> it lean and rock-solid. I've never had

> slapd dump.

No release since June 2005? 86,000 hits on google for 'openldap corruption' and many people don't seem to be able to find answers? I'm reminded of Apache FOP which went for over two years with not even a bug fix release. it doesn't matter how few bugs there are - if it affects you, you'd like to report it and get it fixed. Otherwise, you have to use something else.

And if so many people have problems with the standard deployment (BerkleyDB back end) why is there no BerkleyDB FAQ/known issues?

27 Oct 2005 19:50 ricktheninja

Re: Buggy and Bloated


> It seems the only close-to-production

> free LDAP server has gone the way of

> Sendmail. Oh well.

I disagree aswell. What are you basing that on?

08 Oct 2005 20:08 highlandsun

Re: Buggy and Bloated


> It would benefit to learn about better

> software design.

>

> See djbdns, or SQLite for instance.

> OpenLDAP just doesn't fit either KISS or

> good design.

>

> Also see tinyldap.

>

If you're actually a competent enough programmer to be rendering judgements about good software design, why don't you contribute patches to the project? That *is* how open source improves, after all.

03 Apr 2005 17:39 Rogerweb

Re: Buggy and Bloated
I think you are a tad to harsh...

24 Nov 2003 21:18 ohhhwhocares

Re: Buggy and Bloated
It would benefit to learn about better software design.

See djbdns, or SQLite for instance. OpenLDAP just doesn't fit either KISS or good design.

Also see tinyldap.

28 Jul 2002 11:29 whitemice

Re: Buggy and Bloated

>
> %
> % % It seems the only
> close-to-production
> % % free LDAP server has gone the way
> of
> % % Sendmail. Oh well.
> %
> %
> % I completely disagree. I use
> OpenLDAP
> % in production at several sites and
> find
> % it lean and rock-solid. I've never
> had
> % slapd dump.
>
%I could consider 1.2.x series lean, but
%not 2.x.x series. You're obviously not
%subscribed to the mailing list are you?


I "obviously" am subscribed to the list as I typically post multiple messages on an average day. I do not see any evidence of bloat. The backends are modular, you can install them or not. Most other changes from 1.x are due to the support of LDAPv3 over LDAPv2 which is a clear and obvious improvement. If LDAPv3 support is bloat than SSL support in Apache is bloat, and single sign-on technology such as Kerberos V in Windows2000 is bloat (try telling that to any end user). DSA structure and replication work almost identically to how they worked in 1.x.

I do see quite a few people on the list who seem to struggle; but most of this is clearly due to a.) not understanding what the basics concepts of LDAP are and what its purpose is b.) complete lack of any attempt to effectively use available documentation (which is admittadly scattered and quite a bit of it obsolete) c.) failure to understand the delineation of LDAP, pam, nss, sasl, etc...

26 Jul 2002 19:11 ohhhwhocares

Re: Buggy and Bloated

>
> % It seems the only close-to-production
> % free LDAP server has gone the way of
> % Sendmail. Oh well.
>
>
> I completely disagree. I use OpenLDAP
> in production at several sites and find
> it lean and rock-solid. I've never had
> slapd dump.


I could consider 1.2.x series lean, but not 2.x.x series. You're obviously not subscribed to the mailing list are you?

16 Jul 2002 13:01 whitemice

Re: Buggy and Bloated

> It seems the only close-to-production
> free LDAP server has gone the way of
> Sendmail. Oh well.


I completely disagree. I use OpenLDAP in production at several sites and find it lean and rock-solid. I've never had slapd dump.

07 Jun 2002 14:57 ohhhwhocares

Buggy and Bloated
It seems the only close-to-production free LDAP server has gone the way of Sendmail. Oh well.

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