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From David Boreham <>
Subject Re: Toward 2.0...
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:55:06 GMT
Graham Leggett wrote:
> That said, both Fedora and OpenLDAP use the DIT for config, so that 
> may be an XML free option :)
FDS doesn't exactly use the DIT. We had the same argument that you're 
having, in 1997 or so, and
decided to write an 'ldif back end' for the server, specifically for 
config (there had been an earlier
flat-file back end that provided some inspiration and possibly some 
code). This replaced the original
UMich text config file (which I believe OpenLDAP still used until 
recently). So while the config
manifests as LDAP entries, and can be read/written over-the-wire, it is 
stored in a text file as LDIF.
If it were in the primary database, you'd have a chicken/egg problem.

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