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Re: Easing the pain of LDAP setup

yes. I have bloodied myself encountering this problem.
Send me a link to your script and I will try the migration on the
redhat-beta machine as my ldap server.

The PADL scripts don't import the information correctly.
I have been hacking away at them and they are not working, correctly.
They don't generate the correct top domain.

I am in the process of migrating from NIS to ldap. I have been working on
this for a few weeks off and on.  I will continue to work on it until the
beginning of september.

I would like to setup my ldap server on the beta, because they are using
openldap 2.1.

They don't make it easy to switch to openldap.
The documentation is not adequate enough.  A number of other items need to
be installed before you can do your bidness of migrating the goods to

> Getting a LDAP directory setup as a NIS replacement is needlessly
> difficult.
> When setting up an LDAP directory an early first step is importing your
> existing accounts. The PADL.COM scripts are included with RHL now and
> are the recommend way to get your LDAP directory populated.
> I wrote a single script "ldapmigrate" (free software) that replaces all
> the PADL.COM scripts. The advantages of "ldapmigrate" over the PADL
> scripts are as follows:
> 1.  My script doesn't have to run on the LDAP server itself, ie, it can
> migrate /etc/* over the network.
> 2. It can optionally bind to the LDAP server over SSL/TLS for security.
> 3. It is a SINGLE ~400 line script versus the ~27 PADL.COM perl and
> bourne scripts that total over 3000 lines. (see note below)
> 4. It is driven via command line arguments and is self documented via
> --help. To use the PADL.COM scripts you must edit perl scalar variables
> in various spots *inside* the scripts.
> 5. You can easily select the which /etc file you would like to migrate.
> Finally getting to the point, I would love to have "ldapmigrate"
> included in RHL to promote and encourage and ease the adoption of LDAP.
> However, to do this I need the Net::LDAP module (it has a couple
> dependencies) included in RHL first. Even without "ldapmigrate" the
> Net::LDAP module would be a great addition.
> Here is a RFE I opened in Feb 2002, please add comments if you see fit.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=59225
> Dax Kelson
> Guru Labs
> (RHCE, Solaris, CCNP certified FWIW)
> Note: I see zero point in storing certain files in your LDAP directory
> such as /etc/rpc or /etc/protocols. This contributes to the reduced size
> of "ldapmigrate' vs the PADL scripts.
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