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[REBOL] Re: reboLDAP (LDAP for rebol)

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 3-Dec-2001 15:50

Hi, Robert, Robert M. Muench wrote:
> > -----Original Message----- > Hi, I haven't done a lot with LDAP yet, so I read some FAQs > about it. Very interesting! Especially the name,value pair > approach is straight-forward. I can think of a lot of > applications, where LDAP could be used... but this might be > wrong, as LDAP isn't a "database" system. >
Well... some would argue with that phraseology.
> Could LDAP be used to store all kind of information, which is > more read than written? Things like FAQs, Contacts, > Schedules etc.? Robert >
That's exactly what it's for IMHO. It is optimized for high- volume queries, but *NOT* for transactional support (rollback, commit, etc.) nor for high-volume updates. The name really contains some clues -- (L)ightweight (D)irectory (A)ccess. As long as you're dealing with data that have a long update cycle (e.g. persons with addresses and phone numbers, devices with static IP addresses on a network, etc...) LDAP looks like a good candidate. -jn- -- This sentence contradicts itself -- no actually it doesn't. -- Doug Hofstadter joel<dot>neely<at>fedex<dot>com