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HP-UX CSE Official Study Guide and Desk Reference by Charles Keenan

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Chapter TWENTY ONE. An Introduction to LDAP

Chapter Syllabus

  • 21.1 >Introducing the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

  • 21.2 LDAP-UX Integration Products

  • 21.3 Step-by-Step Guide to LDAP-UX Client Services

  • 21.4 Next Steps

Originally, UNIX account and configuration information was stored in a series of text files. As the need to share this information across systems increased, the first widely accepted product named Yellow Pages, and later renamed to Network Information Service (NIS), was developed by Sun Microsystems. NIS provides network-wide management of many UNIX configuration files (e.g., /etc/passwd, /etc/group, /etc/services). An NIS master server generates maps based on the configuration files and transfers copies to slave servers. On NIS

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