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Integrating LDAP into the Linux operating environment

We are currently working on a project to integrate LDAP and SSL to provide a secure next-generation network directory services archetecture to replace the aging Network Information Service(NIS). LDAP is quickly gaining acceptance as the directory service structure for the internet. It has many features that make it ideal for providing network information services, including encryption support, access control lists, fast read accesss, etc.. LDAP will combine several systems that normaly have to be maintained seperately , such as NT authentication, UNIX authentication, MTA routing information, services/protocols/hosts information, network address books, etc.

As to why you would want to use LDAP on your network, please see this interesting article from Bruce Markey at Netscape: A System Administrator's Vie w of LDAP

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