Erl LDAP server

Sean Hinde <>
Tue Aug 30 12:15:15 CEST 2005


Hi,

No, not possible. My point was that it is trivial to write your own.

Sean

On 30 Aug 2005, at 11:09, Eranga Udesh wrote:

> Sean,
>
> Would you be able to share that with me (us - the community) please?
>
> Thanks!
> - Eranga
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean Hinde [mailto:]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 2:58 PM
> To: Eranga Udesh
> Cc: Erlang Questions
> Subject: Re: Erl LDAP server
>
>
> On 30 Aug 2005, at 09:36, Mickael Remond wrote:
>
>
>> 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.
>>
>
> Yep, There is another one out there that I started and Chandru
> finished off. Fixed schema (several fixed schemas actually). It is
> nothing more than a pattern match across the asn.1 structures (which
> could be directly taken from from eldap), with a simple state machine
> to cover bind (login).
>
> It was very fast.
>
> Sean
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