[ppml] LDAP? Why not?

Michael.Dillon at radianz.com Michael.Dillon at radianz.com
Fri Jul 25 12:39:52 EDT 2003

>My point:  LDAP (implementation reality, not protocol) is not as
>off-the-shelf as we all would have liked to believe.

I'm not suggesting that LDAP is an off-the-shelf solution but that it is 
to use LDAP to build a directory service than to hack up a new protocol or
try and shoehorn it into BGP or DNS.

>But this is a key issue.  Many (and I'm not saying *yours*, necessarily)
>arguments for using LDAP are based on the assumption that there exist
>software clients and servers that will be able to use it straightaway.
>6.4 highlights that's a (critical) misconception.

Then we agree on that point.

--Michael Dillon

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