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



On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 11:08 +0100, John Hearns wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 10:47, 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.
> ...
> > That's just one example. I'm sure there are more.
> > 
> I agree. I think that LDAP coudl be used more on clusters.
> 
> I think though that people see LDAP as a 'NIS replacement' for the users
> and groups functions, and go for things like LCFG and cfengine for the
> 'system' type settings. Just my two penny worth - as I think LDAP could
> have uses there too.

Yeah, of couse... LDAP can keep authentication/identification data
accessible from the network, but not configuration data. Keeping
critical configuration on the network creates unnecessary points of
failures. Please, let's try to keep configuration data centrally.



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