Re: Re: Fedora Directory Server port to Debian ?
I have used for some time Netscape Directory Server, iPlanet Directory
Server and OpenLDAP (several versions) in big infrastructures.
I had some problems with all of them, and also good times.
Now, I am making a systems definition for a moderate to big mail system.
I was thinking only in OpenLDAP as I need real open-source software. But
4 days ago Red Hat has published its whole Fedora Directory Server (not
only parts of it) in an open-source type license.
I do not mind Multi Master replication, in fact I have only found very
few scenarios in the past where it could have been a desired feature.
But now I almost need some type of virtual attributes, the like FDS
implements through Class of Service attributes. In OpenLDAP there are
collective attributes but I think I can not use them for my needs.
I want to use this feature for a group of attributes, like mail quota,
mail storage subsystem used, max number of messages send once, etc. Then
I can define virtual attributes representing pregiven values for
different users, and whether I need to change some global attribute I do
not need to change all users.
I know I can make this in the client side, but that would break
compatibility with existing software that I would then have to tweak.
If I could do this some way with OpenLDAP I shall use it.
I have not used OpenLDAP in big systems for several years, so I can not
tell I am an expert with it. If I am wrong, and it is possible to
implement some type of Class of Service with OpenLDAP, I would
apprecciate you tell me.
If it is not possible, maybe this is a good reason to make a package for
FDS in Debian, to get in touch and involved in FDS development, and/or
make OpenLDAP improve in this and other features.