In order to configure Directory Services, use the Directory Access application (/Applications/Utilities), shown in Figure 10-2.
You can enable or disable various directory service plug-ins , or change their configuration.
Figure 10-2. The Directory Access application shows the available plug-ins
Directory Access supports the following plug-ins:
This plug-in lets Mac OS X consult an Active Directory domain on a server running Windows 2000 or Windows 2003.
This is the ultimate Mac OS legacy protocol. AppleTalk was the original networking protocol supported by Mac OS versions prior to Mac OS X. Linux and the server editions of Windows also support AppleTalk.
Formerly known as Rendezvous , Bonjour is Apple's zero-configuration protocol for discovering file sharing, printers, and other network services. It uses a peer-to-peer approach to announce and discover services automatically as devices join a network.
This includes the Network Information Service (NIS) and the flat files located in the /etc directory, such as hosts, exports, and services. By default, this option is switched off. After you enable it, click Apply, switch to the Authentication tab, choose Custom Path from the search menu, click the Add button, choose /BSD/Local, and click Apply again.
This is the same version of LDAP used by ...