Quoting Timothy Murphy (tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie):
> I was looking at LDAP the other day,
> and couldn't make head or tails of it.
> What is it for anyway?
Securing grants for standards committees.
The lecture notes for my LDAP Overview lecture might be useful:
"LDAP Lecture" on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Network_Other .
> Although I skimmed through an LDAP FAQ and an LDAP tutorial,
> I didn't meet a single concrete example of LDAP in action.
o Unified authentication (user accounts) across multiple machines on a
LAN, similar to NIS/NIS+.
o Re-uses / is compatible with other "directory"-like information such
as employee database records / address books.
But, if's possible to keep in LDAP both a company address book and a
user-editable personal address book, I'm really not sure how.
Cheers, Hardware: The part you kick.
Rick Moen Software: The part you boot.
rick at linuxmafia.com
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