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LinuxWorld: NDS for Linux, Part 1

May 11, 2000, 04:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pawel Leszek)


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"In February, Novell introduced NDS eDirectory and NDS Corporate Edition for Linux. NDS is the first Novell product available for Linux, and is further evidence that Linux is playing a more important role in the corporate environment. Such Linux companies as Caldera Systems, Red Hat, Sendmail, and TurboLinux announced plans to support NDS for Linux software."

"NDS isn't new technology -- it has been around for over seven years, so it's a mature solution and a well-defined technology. Though Novell followed the architectural directory model of X.500 in designing NDS, it originally intended NDS to be used only for Novell NetWare OS environments and NetWare-based applications, so NDS contains a variety of proprietary protocols. But in the years since, NDS has grown into a standardized approach to directory services and is now available in native versions for several major OSs, including Linux, Windows NT, NetWare, and Solaris; a version for Tru64 Unix is coming soon."

"As noted, there are two versions of NDS: NDS eDirectory and NDS Corporate Edition. If you need to tame a heterogonous network, use NDS Corporate Edition. If you want to build a custom e-business or intranet directory-based applications, get eDirectory. In this article, we'll concentrate on NDS Corporate Edition because that's the easiest and fastest way to show the real power of NDS."

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