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Understanding and Deploying LDAP Directory Services, Second Edition by Timothy A. Howes - Ph.D., Mark C. Smith, Gordon S. Good

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Chapter 10. Topology Design

  • Directory Topology Overview

  • Gluing the Directory Together: Knowledge References

  • Authentication in a Distributed Directory

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Partitioning

  • Designing Your Directory Server Topology

  • Topology Design Checklist

  • Further Reading

  • Looking Ahead

LDAP directory services are designed to support a distributed directory, in which the complete directory tree is spread across multiple physical directory servers. Your directory service's topology describes the way you divide your directory tree among physical servers and how you allocate those servers among your organization's physical locations. Making good choices about your directory topology will help you

  • Achieve the best possible performance for your directory-enabled ...

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