Erl LDAP server

Mickael Remond <>
Tue Aug 30 10:36:20 CEST 2005


Eranga Udesh wrote:
> Uffe,
> 
> Thanks for the pointers. I went through them already. Looks like there's no
> already developed one, isn't it?

I made some draft work already but never manage to get it finished. My 
plans was to support a fixed commonly used LDAP schema to use he 
resulting software as a basis for authentication.
I reach a point were I was able to log into several Linux Workstation 
using PAM LDAP pointing to the Erlang small LDAP server.

I think Erlang provides everything to write a very nice and performant 
LDAP server as ASN.1 library is good and you have Mnesia to store your 
data and access them with low latency.

Samuel Tardieu wrote some years ago an LDAP server in Erlang and told me 
it was lightning fast, but it never reach the point where the code was 
satisfying enough for him to get published.

I think writing such a server is relatively easy with fixed schema and 
can get much much more complicated if you plan to support schema 
definition and change.

I hope this helps,

-- 
Mickaël Rémond



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