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Re: ldap: ou=group versus ou=groups



On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:18:25AM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Andreas B. Mundt]
> > I don't know why ou=group was chosen,
> 
> It was selected because it is the proposal in the only known document
> proposing a standardized LDAP structure, the draft available from
> <URL:http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-howard-rfc2307bis-02>.  I saw no
> need to divert from this proposal.

Yeah, I looked into that too, but I think it's really just an example.
I don't think using ou=group or ou=groups is of any technical relevance.

> > I cannot imagine that using ou=group or ou=groups makes any
> > difference for storing our possix groups, but from what I have seen,
> > it looks as if using ou=groups is more common and the linguistic
> > correct form.
> 
> How do you determine that ou=groups is more common?

>From books, mails, examples:
 
> At the University of Oslo, cn=filegroups and cn=netgroups are used.

:) cn=filegroups and cn=netgroups , both with the plural 's' ...

> The former represent the cn=group subtree in Skolelinux.  In
> db.debian.org, file groups are stored in the ou=users subtree.

... ou=user_s_  

Best regards,

     Andi


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