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Re: [LDAP] How to organise the database?
At 18:19 +0100 09/02/1999, Nico De Ranter wrote:
>I've just setup a local ldap server to experiment with but I'm
>a little confused about the information I can put into an ldap server.
>I believe the information in the ldap database is organised in
>a tree structure, right? Ifso, how can I define the layout of
>this structure (which attributes go where and at what level) ?
>Can I decide on this structure myself or should I adhere to some
>predefined hierarchy if I want to use my LDAP server from a mail-client.
>In other words: how does f.i. netscape find out where to get the information
>I'm looking for?
>Is there any document describing how to organise the data in the
>database? I searched the web for it but couldn't find anything about
>the content of the LDAP server (except for the RFC's but I would
>really prefer something else if possible).
I have collected a few good URLS on LDAP:
IBM Redbook:Understanding LDAP
Netscape Directory Server deployment guide
Jeff Hodges LDAP roadmap <http://www.kingsmountain.com/ldapRoadmap.shtml>
(Just to mention a couple of the best to get you started.)
My understanding of LDAP is still limited, but I believe Netscape (and
probably other mail clients) uses the (coming standard?) schema for
inetOrgPerson, which I only found referred to in RFC 2377 when I tried
searching for it. I believe it is also mentioned in the original U.Michigan
The mail client (Netscape) simply searches specific attributes (from the
inetOrgPerson schema) for your criteria, and gets matching objects back.