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Re: linux registry (no, not that again!)



On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 05:47 -0400, Steve Brenneis wrote:
> Without detouring off-topic too far, in certain situations, LDAP
> configuration allows for consistency that may be critical. For instance,
> in some parallel and clustered systems that share resources like file
> systems, memory, and even process space, identical configuration of
> users, groups, and other details is essential.
> 
> So, for instance, if you are the SA running a 30 node cluster, and you
> have to deal with a local registry, you now have to duplicate everything
> you do across 30 nodes. Whereas, with LDAP configuration, you perform
> the action once. Fewer chances to get it wrong, fewer chances to do
> injury to critical enterprise components. Yes, this gives you a single
> point of failure, but if this becomes difficult, then you simply run
> slurpd on a backup system and in the event of a failure, you need only
> change one config file on all your systems and you are back up and
> running again.
> 
> That's just one example. I'm sure there are more.

While I agree LDAP has its place in centrally administered scenarios, I
don't think this is valid for FC. Fedora is aimed at the desktop, not at
the data center.



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