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LinuxPlanet: Deploying OpenLDAP: Interview with the Author

Jun 20, 2005, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Could you summarize the main benefits of LDAP as a directory solution?

"There are many solutions to every problem. Some solutions are obviously better than others and they are widely used for that reason. LDAP was just one solution for a directory implementation. Some people insist that Sony's BetaMax was a better solution than VHS--unfortunately for them, it just didn't catch on. The main benefit of using LDAP as a directory solution is the same reason people use VHS now. There might be something better out there but people haven't heard of it, therefore it gets no support and defeats the idea of having a centralized directory solution in place. Bigger and better things out there might exist but if they stand alone and don't play well with others, they just don't fit into the overall goals of your environment..."

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