Chapter 7. Multiple Directories

In the previous chapters we were focused on using a single directory server. But in a networked environment, you may need to configure multiple directory servers to interoperate. In this chapter we will be looking at different ways of getting directory servers to interoperate over a network.

While the focus of this book is OpenLDAP, many of the strategies presented here can be adopted to integrate OpenLDAP with other LDAP directory servers, such as The Apache Directory Server, Fedora DS, Microsoft's Active Directory, and the Novell Directory Server (NDS).

The two main processes we will look at are replication (creating a mirror of a directory information tree on another directory server) and proxying (allowing one ...

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