[Dovecot] LDAP auth load? (looking for advice)

Ben Beuchler insyte at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 17:31:59 UTC 2007

On 2/17/07, Troy Engel <tengel at fluid.com> wrote:
> One of the changes my beta testers are testing is switching from NIS to
> LDAP for login/auth/homedir lookups; all is working perfectly, Dovecot +
> PAM/nss_ldap is A-OK. No issues here, we've been using LDAP lookups on
> other servers for years.
> I'm wondering about load, specifically if when I switch the entire
> company over, will the new authentication load stress my LDAP server to
> the point of breaking.

I run ~1100 mailboxes using Dovecot/Postfix with LDAP for all lookups.
 The LDAP server(s) don't even begin to sweat.  LDAP is highly
optimized for many, many reads/second and is used as the directory
service for sites much larger than ours.


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