O'Reilly logo

Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

X.500 Overview

A directory service is a distributed store of information about the users of a computer system and the infrastructure that supports that system.

The goal of X.500 was to cut through the babble of competing information repositories to define a single place where users from all nations could go to locate each other, learn about each other, discover common likes and dislikes, and eventually communicate freely to find a path to universal peace and brotherhood and the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. The key features of an X.500 directory service are as follows:

  • The information is distributed among many different servers.

  • Users can submit queries to any server to find information anywhere in the system.

  • Servers can find information on ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required