I have a big performance problem with a mail server using dovecot and authenticating users via ldap. The architecture of the machine is a local ldap and mysql server, they are used by dovecot for authenticating the mail users.
If i use pam_sss the mail server has about 1/8 – 1/10 the performances it has if i use the pam_ldap. Even doing a ‘time ls -l’ on the mail tree (there are about 3000 ldap users in that directory) it is very very slow, the first time I try to do it after a reboot, it takes about 6 minutes with sssd, and about 8 seconds with ldap.
Since I know sssd is recommended, anyone knows that there is anything in configuration I can try to increase the speed, avoiding me to use the old pam_ldap module?
thanks in advance,