2.1.1. The Lay of the Land

Directory Utility is the application used to bind to Open Directory and other directory servers. When you first open Directory Utility, you will notice the Directory Utility shows a status indicator that it is looking for Mac OS X Servers. If you have an LDAP environment broadcasting via Bonjour, then in many cases it will discover the server and allow you to easily perform an unauthenticated bind. This is common, for example, with environments based on Mac OS X Server 10.5 Standard, where Apple was trying to make the setup of these fairly complicated environments as zero-configuration as possible.

If you completed the default Open Directory setup as described in Chapter 1, after a few moments the Looking for ...

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