Integrating nwsip into an Information Service

The script is designed to be easely integrated in a Information Service:

For instance, it can be easely integrated in a Globus MDS, just adding an entry to a configuration file: an (untested) suggestion is in the user manual supplied with the script.

One drawback of the proposed architecture is that the tool is designed to periodically refresh the whole DIT: there is no provision for demand driven operation.

In case the Information Service were unable to make a periodic call of the script, we have provided a simple cron script that does the job. It has been successfully tested on a Linux system.

We have repeatedly tested the script in various environments, and the output has been used to populate a DIT controlled by a SLAPD server.

Next: Performance issues

Previous: internals

WP7 meeting 24-1-2002