Re: Directory enabled distribution
Russell Coker wrote:
>Next we can chain multiple servers so for example if we have a co-loc server
>they could run their own LDAP server for the branch "ou=Joe's company,
>ou=customers, o=isp" and requests from outside could be chained to it. So the
>company could run their own LDAP server for their co-loc domain, and the ISPs
>servers could authenticate users access to other services (EG maintaining a we
>server on one of the ISP's servers) based on account information in the
>customers LDAP server.
>Openldap supports replication between servers (but not netsplit with multiple
>updates on a single record as it doesn't support time-stamps in the replication
>files AFAIK). So you could have 2 openldap servers running with your account
>data and if one of them went down (crash or hardware upgrade) the other could
>keep on running.
Does LDAP support secure transmission of passwords, or would this require
an additional protocol like Kerberos?
Does LDAP support encryption?
Brian May <email@example.com>