On 01 Sep, 2004, at 11:44, Charles Swiger wrote:
On Sep 1, 2004, at 1:58 PM, Curtis Vaughan wrote:
Just out of curiosity, what is going to happen in 2 weeks? Actually, I
have 5.3-Beta installed on it right now. So, maybe I'll just keep it,
but wait to put it into production.
So, I have been told that I shouldn't put 5.x on a production box,
but on the other hand I need pam_ldap, nss_ldap support on my box,
which I have also been told is only available in 5.x.
If you have reason to need PAM & NSS support for LDAP, yes, you need
to be running 5.x, or else you might consider some Linux flavor as
better serving your requirements.
Whereas this is to be a Postfix server, I would like to know, which
version of 5.x should I install, or perhaps there is a way to use
linux emulation for pam and nss under 4.x? If, however, 5.x I must
install, which would people recommend and what problems will I be
facing by putting it into production?
Quite possibly, you won't encounter any problems.
BTW, if your only requirement driving the need for LDAP is mail users,
one can set up Postfix and SASL to talk to LDAP, as well as
configuring IMAP/POP to use LDAP-based accounts. pam_ldap lets one
have authenticated Unix-level users from LDAP accounts; if you don't
need LDAP shell accounts, 4.x will be enough.
Do not install 5.1; it's too old, too many bugs. 5.2.1 is probably
the most stable version available now, but there are significant bumps
between it and the 5.3 betas now available which make upgrading to
what will be 5-STABLE somewhat difficult. If you've got the time to
test the system, install a 5.3 beta. If you can wait two weeks, 5.3
will become the preferred choice.
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