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From Ole Ersoy <>
Subject Re: Using Apache DS as Proxy Server
Date Sun, 20 May 2007 01:25:06 GMT
I'm guessing you licensed
Penrose using the GPL because you are
afraid that if you license it with Apache
that your customers will say  "Yeeeehah - and go with
it" - costing you licensing revenues.

On the other hand, if you were to do a Quid pro Quo
with the Apache Directory Project it could mean
that other providers would jump on the virtual directory
bandwagon giving you competition.

This is a good thing because there are a lot more
people interested in creating a market for it.

More market and more awareness
drives up the price of the solution.
This seems to be working very well for IBM.

I'm sure you are aware of Apache Tuscany and eclipse
(IBM driven).

Might work well for you too.

- Ole

Jim Yang wrote:
> One alternative way is to use Penrose, an open source virtual
> directory. We just released version 1.2 yesterday,
> Penrose uses the latest stable release of
> ApacheDS and MINA.
> On 5/18/07, Emmanuel Lecharny <> wrote:
>> Vijay R a écrit :
>> > Hello,
>> Hi !
>> >
>> > I am using apache DS 1.0. Is there a way to use it only as a proxy
>> > server? I
>> > just want the requests to be forwarded to another backend instead of
>> > the one
>> > in apache DS.
>> It depends on what you mean by 'backend'. If you are talking of another
>> Ldap server, then trapping requests in protocol-ldap module (each
>> message has a messageReceived handler) could be a possible way to go.
>> Simply derive your own ldap-procy-protocol to do it (you will have to
>> manage communication with the other servers).
>> If you think about storage, that's a different story. You will have to
>> plug a different partition after the interceptors chain.
>> >
>> > <snip/>
>> >
>> > Also, is there a seperate front end (proxy server) installation of
>> > Apache DS
>> > available?
>> Not that I know.
>> >
>> > Can you please suggest other ways?
>> Can you tell us a little bit more about your real intentions, so that we
>> can think about other ways ?
>> Thanks for your interest,
>> Emmanuel

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