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Old 09-20-2004, 04:29 AM   #1
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Question [PROFTPD] LDAP vs basic auth.

Hi everyone!

I've got just 1 question that's disturbing me: is it better to use LDAP for authentification on proftpd ?

If it is... what features will it bring to me ? is it quite easy to set up ?

To install i suppose i should get slapd (OpenLDAP) + proftpd-ldap packages (on Debian)...
But to configure, i really don't know how to do it... i suppose there is commands for the ldap server that add, modify or remove entries, that's it ? where could i find them ?

Old 09-21-2004, 07:52 PM   #2
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The only reason you would have to go to ldap would be simplified administration across the board for every app like samba ftp ssh etc.
And you have like 100+ users if not then its pretty much just a waste of time.
Plus seting up ldap is a freaking pain by it self.


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