> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Giovanni Baruzzi
> Gesendet: Montag, 14. April 2008 19:33
> An: 'Fet Biz'
> Betreff: AW: [english 93%] Re: [ldap] LDAP server for dynamic
> directories
> 
> Hallo!
> 
> I'm not quite sure what do you want to implement.
> First of all: a directory is best used to point to information and not
> to store information self.
> So, if you have a media Server, store you Material in a DB or on the
> file system.
> The reference to the file system can be hold well in a directory.
> 
> If you cleverly organize the objects in the directory (giving the right
> set of attributes) you may do wonder with a search filter:
> 
> Let suppose that you define an object like that:
> 
> Dn: cn: fffssskjewkj89753984, cn=movies, cn=ldap,
> dc=myOrganisation,dc=com
> director: Federico Fellini
> character: Marcello Mastroianni
> character: Sofia Loren
> Genre: comedy
> Title una giornata particolare
> Location: /usr/movies/original-language/fffssskjewkj89753984.mov
> 
> Dn: cn: fffssskjewsds53985, cn=movies, cn=ldap,
> dc=myOrganisation,dc=com
> director: Robert Altman
> character: Sofia Loren
> Genre: comedy
> Title prêt-à-porter
> Location: /usr/movies/original-language/fffssskjewsds53985.mov
> 
> An so on.
> 
> You can have a search for actor by specifying a filter
> (character=*Loren*) or for director (Director=*fellini*)
> Or both (&(character=*Loren*)(Director=*fellini*)). The result can
> include a detailed description and a pointer to the actual file in you
> media server.
> 
> Of course, LDAP servers are the best solution to search items with
> complex criteria. You may even implement text search (look at the "*"
> in my filters)
> Or have multiple values for an attribute, which is difficult for SQL.
> 
> I hope that thisexplanation can be useful to you.
> 
> Regards
> Giovanni
> 
> 
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: Fet Biz [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Gesendet: Montag, 14. April 2008 16:31
> > An: Giovanni Baruzzi; LDAP list
> > Betreff: [english 93%] Re: [ldap] LDAP server for dynamic directories
> >
> > It seems that you want the Ldap server to be the backend of a media
> > server.
> > I have no idea of how it can be done on openldap (plug-in for
> creating
> > virtual-node?)
> > But it does to be a quite great feature.
> > Plus, I would like to know, if we can create "symblic-link" node
> witch
> > references to some other local nodes?
> > If the answer is yes, it could be a work-around for your request.
> >
> > And, I have another question: can we make the tree nodes to become
> > "lattice", a node could has 2 parent nodes from different branches?
> >
> > Iap, Singuan
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > 寄件者: "Giovanni Baruzzi" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > 收件者: "LDAP list" <ldap@listserver.itd.umich.edu>
> > 傳送日期: 2008年4月14日 上午 02:17
> > 主旨: [ldap] LDAP server for dynamic directories
> >
> >
> > Well, the scope of a directory server is exactly what you want to
> > achieve.
> > Once you have stored your data ina container, storing attributes in a
> > properly manner,
> > you can start queries. A query returns a result set (I use DB
> > terminology) after one or more criteria (LDAP filter).
> > Are those "result-sets" what you want to get?
> >
> > Regards
> > Giovanni
> >
> >
> >
> > > Subject: LDAP server for dynamic directories?
> > > From: "Thomas K." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 19:29:53 -0400
> > > X-Message-Number: 1
> > >
> > > Hello everyone,
> > > I would like to know whether it is appropriate to use an LDAP
> server
> > > like
> > > slapd in order to realize a dynamic directory.
> > > "Dynamic directory" being one, which is essentially being generated
> > > on-the-fly out of data which is stored on the ldap server.
> > > My thought was to implement a directory for movies which looks
> > > something
> > > like this (for the sake of my own sanity, being a new user and all,
> I
> > > use
> > > "\" in order to express depth):
> > > ------------------
> > > .\newest movies
> > > .\all movies
> > > .\by genre\action
> > > .\by genre\comedy
> > > ...
> > >
> > > .\by year\1987
> > > .\by year\1988
> > > ...
> > >
> > > .\by director\Charles Chaplin
> > > .\by director\Tatsuya Ishihara
> > > ...
> > >
> > > .\by title\A
> > > .\by title\B
> > > ...
> > > ------------------
> > > Essentially all entries for movies are stored inside "all movies".
> > Now
> > > there would be two approaches in order to have a movie inside for
> > > example
> > > the "by year\1988" node - either by actually creating the entry "by
> > > year\1988" and storing kind of a link to the actual movie entry as
> a
> > > child, or by completely having the "by year" node dynamically
> > generated
> > > out of the data which is inside the "all movies" node.
> > >
> > > Now I'm not entirely sure as to which way would be best - or in
> fact
> > -
> > > whether they even are possible at all or whether a different
> approach
> > > than
> > > using an ldap server would be better.
> > > The motivation behind it, is to connect an ftp to the ldap server,
> > > which
> > > will retrieve the directory structure and display it to the user
> > > connected
> > > to the ftp server.
> > >
> > > Would love to hear any opinions on this.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Thomas K.
> > >
> > >
> > >
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