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.
Having built a fully functional PXE B&B (“boot-and-build”) system with Cobbler + Puppet, it was surprising to learn that Fedora 16 just would not load from the same old process. After much frustration and digging, it appears that from Fedora 15 to Fedora 16, an additional boot-time kernel argument became required in order to be
On a Fedora server (in this case 14, 15, and 16) acting as the primary LDAP server, it can get stuck booting if LDAP is not ready in time. You end up with a race condition where LDAP is stuck attempting to start for one reason or another and other services are stuck waiting for