May 18, 2016

Introducing a Security Access Control Engine Inside OpenLDAP

Security Access Control Engine – How & Why
The OpenLDAP Accelerator is a Policy Decision Point that resides inside the slapd process. This presentatio […]

May 12, 2016

Understanding LMDB Database File Sizes and Memory Utilization


The Lightning Memory-mapped Database (LMDB) is designed around the virtual memory facilities found in modern operating systems, Multi-version Con […]

April 1, 2016

ApacheDS & Fortress QUICKSTART

As engineers, we are often encouraged to use the right tool for the job.  Maybe that is because we tend to grow too attached to the familiar.  When we’v […]

April 1, 2016

Apache Fortress 1.0-RC42 Released

Announced just this week: Apache Fortress 1.0-RC42 released.  What, is this some kind of joke?  Why would a project go thru 42 iterations of release candidate […]

April 1, 2016


Fortress and OpenLDAP go together like peanut butter and jelly.  Either is good, but taken together, their flavors blend into something different, and perhaps […]

March 15, 2016

Why Bugs are Good

Goes against the grain of conventional wisdom.  The nastier, the better.  How can this be?  Let me state the ways.

Status.  It demonstrates an active proj […]

March 14, 2016

DROWN Vulnerability w/Remediation

Network traffic encrypted using an RSA-based SSL certificate may be decrypted if enough SSLv2 han […]

February 9, 2016

The Sad State of C Strings

Character strings  are an essential component of any programming language, but C Strings were a bit unusual in not defining an explicit string type. The C stan […]

February 9, 2016

Anticipating the Future With LMDB

As we’ve noted before, LMDB was designed to be a data storage solution for both today and especially for tomorrow, not to keep warming over yesterday&#821 […]

September 7, 2015

Performance Tradeoffs in LMDB

Yes, LMDB is fast, blindingly fast. Can we make it faster still? Yes.