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Re: Localized mail servers, global scope

  • From: Tony Finch
  • Date: Wed Jun 22 13:37:59 2005

On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
>
> He *might* be able to sell the various branch offices on a solution that
> uses LDAP or similar, where each branch manages its section of the LDAP
> tree,

I don't think you can do that because you need to consolidate the branches
into a single namespace with some means of dealing with clashes. Most of
the complexity of the SLB Exim/LDAP system is for handling fuzzy matching
and name clashes - though see http://www.sendmail.org/faq/section3.html#3.5

> and the only centralized part the offices would have to trust HQ to do
> is possibly run a robust redirector to the various LDAP servers.

That's not necessary if the sites have local LDAP database replicas.

Tony.
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