[Asterisk-Dev] [Announce] Asterisk::LDAP initial release

Max W Blackmer Jr max at knowledgepowerit.com
Mon Jun 6 13:11:55 MST 2005

Have you considered replication and clustering with failover?
and a local fallback cache of configs. All three of these will overcome
Not to mention The Asterisk box could fail too.

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Asterisk-Dev] [Announce] Asterisk::LDAP initial release
> From: Andrew Kohlsmith <akohlsmith-asterisk at benshaw.com>
> Date: Mon, June 06, 2005 6:08 am
> To: asterisk-dev at lists.digium.com
> On Sunday 05 June 2005 22:42, Matthew Simpson wrote:
> > Jeremy, I have seen you mention in the past that you think Realtime sucks.
> > Would you mind sharing your reasons?  [I know it's hard to hear tone of
> > voice through email -- so just to clarify, I am sincerely interested to
> > know]
> RealTime *is* a bad idea.  Why would you tie your entire PBX's ability to run 
> to a database?  If you want to keep everything in a database (a good idea) 
> then do so, and generate the static configs whenever necessary and reload the 
> appropriate module(s) intelligently, restarting the entire PBX when necessary 
> (i.e. almost never).  If the DB falls down or if some doughhead screws up the 
> data at least your PBX continues on without fail.
> It's the best of both worlds, and keeps the PBX complexity to a minimum 
> instead of asking it to hit the DB for every little thing and tying the PBX's 
> reliability to a HUGE and MYSTERIOUS codebase (UnixODBC and whatever DB you 
> happen to choose, which is almost always that heinous excuse for a data 
> store, MySQL.).
> Asterisk is huge and mysterious enough without making your job all the more 
> difficult.
> -A.
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