Re: [ldapext] DBIS - new IETF drafts

Michael Ströder <michael@stroeder.com> Wed, 08 January 2014 20:08 UTC

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Subject: Re: [ldapext] DBIS - new IETF drafts
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Mark R Bannister wrote:
> On 06/01/2014 18:41, Simo wrote:
>> I have to say I have to agree with Howard here, although I wouldn't consider
>> rfc2307bis *the* solution, at least it tried to fix some of the most glaring
>> issues ion rfc2307, there is lots that can be improved of course, but the
>> direction is good. 

Was Simo's message personal or did I miss a posting by him to the ietf-ldapext
list?

>> And especially netgroups, please spare us from the disease of NIS
>> netgroups, they should be buried, there are much better ways to group
>> diverse objects.
> 
> Please provide a technical description of "disease" please, because it's hard
> to do anything constructive with a statement like that.

@Simo: I know that FreeIPA/sssd has a custom schema. Is there a formal
description of the schema so we can look at what cure you're implementing for
the netgroups "disease"?

Personally I also avoid netgroups (or I don't have a real use-case for them
for now).

Ciao, Michael.