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LinuxFocus.org: Introduction to LDAP under Linux

Jul 16, 2000, 19:26 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Atif Ghaffar)

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"In this Article we will explore LDAP and its implementations using our favourite OS Linux."

"There is a lot of literature about LDAP out there so I wont repeat it again here, neither will I talk about advanced LDAP terms, schemas, v2 versus v3 difference etc. In fact i do not know much about them. Instead I will try to explain in very simple words about what LDAP is, what its benefits and how we can use it."

"I am not an LDAP expert. In fact I am an LDAP beginner. I will basically just write here what I do with LDAP and how. I will try not to confuse you like I was for a very long time."

"LDAP stands for (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) and is a directory service, very similar to the directories on the file system that we are used to and also similar to the telephone book that we use to lookup phone numbers, and also network directory services such as SUN's NIS (Network Information Service), DNS (Domain Name Service) , and also to the tree that you see in your ( or your neighbor's) garden etc."

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