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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: Toward 2.0...
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2009 01:02:51 GMT
David Boreham wrote:
> 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.
OpenLDAP does the same thing. The idea is to have a LDIF based backend. 
This is also something we are considering.

cordialement, regards,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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