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Re: rejecting users without entires in passwd



Quoting Paul Robinson (paul_(_at_)_iconoplex_(_dot_)_co_(_dot_)_uk):
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 12:08:04PM -0500, Chris Palmer wrote:
> 
> > So why would a SQL db be better? 
> 
> One answer:
> 
> Centralisation of authentication information.
> 
> Performance is one consideration - and if implemented properly, SQL or LDAP

LDAP, when not running a SQL server backend :), can be 3-4 orders of
magnitude faster than SQL.  db is faster even than that.  Hitting
db4.x over rpc with a very fast net (GigE min) may be even faster.

A simple caching LDAP server would be nice.



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