[K12OSN] Fedora Directory Server? Who has seen it?

Kevin Myer kevin_myer at iu13.org
Sun Jul 10 20:06:25 UTC 2005

I am currently using FDS in a test environment, having held off on a migration
from an aging Netscape Directory server to OpenLDAP for the past two 
years.  It
looks like that delay paid off :)  FDS has a Java GUI for management (which I
like, because I'm familiar with it) but also all the standard LDAP CLI 
tools as
well.  It has true multi-master support, so a single server doesn't constitute
a single point of failure, like you would have with a master->slave 
scenario, where you lost the master server.

You might find the following thread helpful, from a recent discussion 
on the FDS
users list:



Quoting David Trask <dtrask at vcsvikings.org>:

> Ok....I ask this question simply to find out who has had some experience
> with it....I will probably check it out Monday at school (where my
> sandboxes are).  Who among you has installed or laid eyes upon Fedora
> Directory Server?  Does it have a nice GUI?  Is it simple to configure?
> And do you configure via command line or GUI?  Henry?  I know you've seen
> something...
> My concern....FDS may be really cool, but it is at this point Fedora and
> Solaris (as well as RH) only.  This makes things interesting if you want
> to run Ubuntu servers.....hence the need to keep Samba/LDAP on the front
> burner as well.  FDS does pique my interest though.....
> David N. Trask
> Technology Teacher/Coordinator
> Vassalboro Community School
> dtrask at vcsvikings.org
> (207)923-3100
> _______________________________________________
> K12OSN mailing list
> K12OSN at redhat.com
> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn
> For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>

Kevin M. Myer
Senior Systems Administrator
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13  http://www.iu13.org

More information about the K12OSN mailing list