Adding “Like this post”…

Following the instructions for Roller on Rich Burridge’s Blog, I’ve added the “Like this post ?” links to my blog…
Thanks Rich for the trick and hosting the images 🙂

Update (28 Aug 2006).
With Roller 3.0, there are new macros for these social bookmarking sites and links. I’ve updated the template to use these new macros.

Publicly facing the future…

As it’s already been pointed out by Neil, we have quietly introduced the OpenDS Directory Service to the world.
Capitalizing on a decade of experience and leadership in the directory market, we’ve started to prepare our future. So OpenDS is the foundation for our next generation of Directory Service, and we’re doing it in Java, as an Open Source project, open and publicly.
The code is accessible, a build is available for you to download and take a look. Right now, it’s mostly an LDAPv3 server with basic operations. And we’ve also published a lot of documentation about the architecture, how to install and configure, and how to contribute.
We know this will raise a large number of questions, so we’ve tried to address some of them in the FAQ.
So come and give us a visit… https://opends.dev.java.net or http://opends.org
And join the community !

Tags: LDAP, Directory Server, OpenDS

“Demystifying LDAP”

There’s a pretty good introductory article to LDAP in the sys-admin section of O’Reilly Network, entitled “Demystifying LDAP“.
The article introduces the concepts for LDAP and discuss the value of directory servers over databases: open standards for the protocol, open standards for the schema. And also the ease of use.
And if you still consider that deploying a directory server is difficult, wait until Sun Directory Server 6 is released and give it a try.