After my previous efforts to migrate to sssd, it was discovered after a reboot that sssd and a tmpfs /var/log did not play well together. sssd has a couple of minor faults: If the default /var/log/sssd directory does not exist, sssd will not start It does not create the default /var/log/sssd directory if one does
Migrating to yet another interface to talk to your LDAP server sounds like a complete waste of time, and in some respects that is true. However, sssd will enable you to do so much more than nslcd/PADL could do for you without having that feeling that you just dirtied up your system with a terrible hack.
Systemd definitely has its benefits with starting processes in parallel and handling complex dependencies, but NetworkManager seems to thwart that process a bit. NetworkManager does exactly what it says: it manages the network connection, setting the ip, bringing up the interface, starting dhclient, or any number of other things. It still has the stigma of