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Linux Journal: LDAP: Replacing Exchange Revisited

Jan 31, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"LDAP can occupy numerous places in an IT infrastructure. For example, you can migrate Network Information Services (NIS) to LDAP and many Legacy UNIX centric organization have done just that. While the NIS migration model serves as one excellent example, many others exist. Most recently, I saw LDAP used as a simple white page--name and address--directory service. I consider that under utilizing LDAP.

"Just a simple note: NIS is client-server directory service protocol for distributing system configuration information such as user and host names between computers on a computer network. NIS uses a flat database structure while LDAP as we've discussed uses a hierarchical structure..."

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