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Re: FC2 and general LDAP Support

On Wed, 2003-11-26 at 13:23, =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Roland K=E4ser?= wrote:
> Hi
> Whats wrong with the home users? You can bind the ldap server only to 
> the localhost device. And if all the command line tools are customized 
> for that, it would not make any changes for the home users. They can 
> just create, modify and delete users as the normal passwd database. But 
> it would get many advantages for the professional users and the network 
> administrators. Think about all the other "operating systems" which have 
> user directory support. There are many other possibilities for future 
> releases such as saving the bind (DNS) structure inside the ldap, 
> hosting the printers information from cups in the ldap,  mail routing 
> information for postfix and courier etc. This main ldap infrastructure 
> would be a big improvement to the distribution. And there are many other 
> daemons which running on a "normal" system, one more whould doesn't matter.

Point is this is not needed and might complicates things for the
majority of users. 
The name service switch makes it very easy for those that want
to use ldap. What is perhaps needed is a gui for the ldap 
migration scripts, and ofcourse a good administration console.

If you need to administrate a networked LDAP server, that is rather
diffrent from managing local users/groups, though if one only wants user
group management, it shouldn't be that hard making a unified
administrator appliation based on e.g. libuser(if not already done..)

Vennlig hilsen/Best Regards
Nils Olav Selåsdal
System Engineer
UtelSystems a/s

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