Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Forgotten Gem: LDAP

I keep wanting a "configuration lookup service" with the following properties:
  • Optimized for a read-heavy workload (config stays the same for months).
  • Hierarchical structure (by data center, by server group, by specific host if necessary).
  • Queryable at any level.
From what I understand, it looks like this LDAP was practically designed for this.  But I've never seen anyone use it for anything but user accounts, which seems like kind of a waste.

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