"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
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