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LDAP Programming with Java™ by Tony Dahbura, Rob Weltman

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When What You Read Is Not What You Wrote

One of the real strengths of LDAP and many servers that implement it is the ability to replicate widely. Replication means that the directory contents, or parts of it, are copied to another server. There are many reasons to replicate directories—for example:

  • A large number of users may want to access the same directory data, causing a heavy load on a server. One or more replicas are created, and the client programs of the users are configured to use one of the replicas rather than having all of them direct their requests to a single server.

  • A company may have operations in several countries or widely dispersed geographical areas between which the network links are relatively slow. The company creates a ...

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