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Re: [Gnumed-devel] LDAP

From: Alan O'Keefe
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] LDAP
Date: 16 Aug 2002 17:29:29 +1000

Hi Karsten

You could apply the same argument to the requirement for a 
distributed database, however, I take your point, it is a 
little like overkill.


On Fri, 2002-08-16 at 17:05, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> > Since we are talking LDAP here, why don't we use an LDAP service
> > for the distributed database directory, (that's all db & ddb are
> > really).  Currently your client needs to know where the configuration
> > database is to use the servic.  If that part was moved into LDAP,
> > the client only has to do an LDAP lookup, there is no need to 
> > remember any database IP addresses and Port numbers on the client.
> Single practice, 1-3 doctors, 2-5 machines. Do you really want
> the make them run yet another demon ?
> I have never really understood the key benefits of LDAP over
> other forms of storage. Can someone point me towards one or
> two good papers online ? I mean, outside the scope of
> "directory" as in phone book since that seems to be what it's
> tailored too.
> All the client needs to do currently is to do a config file
> lookup to know the IP/port of the config database. Where's the
> big difference ? This is a site-local issue and should be
> solved local to the site, IMHO (for local LDAP see above).
> Karsten
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