LinuxPlanet: Deploying OpenLDAP: Interview with the Author
Jun 20, 2005, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin C. Brown)
"Could you summarize the main benefits of LDAP as a
"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..."