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Re: newbie slapd.conf question
At 04:48 PM 4/20/00 +0000, Peter Armstrong wrote:
>dc stands for domain component. So in the domain foo.com, foo and com are
>So you can represent foo.com as
>Both of them accomplish the goal of getting a globally unique name for the
>foo.com organization (if everyone plays nice and uses domain names).
The goal for a DN is to be globally unique names which can be located.
Finding servers hosting DNs with DC naming is well understood and
implementable. Finding servers hosting registered X.500 style
names (o=Org,c=XX) is well understood and implementable. Finding a
server for some DN you pulled out of your thin air is not.
>Which to choose?
If you want your server to be found, use DC or X.500 naming (see
archives for pro and con discussions). I personally prefer DC
naming as location leverages the Internet's well established
>I choose dc=foo,dc=com since it is advocated in an RFC (I forget
>which), and if you can refer someone to an RFC you are usually safe :-)
>> When looking at slapd.conf there are two lines as follows:
>> suffix "dc=my-domain, dc=com"
>> # suffix "o=My Organization Name, c=US"
>> What is the "dc="? How do these two lines differ? Is this documented
>> anywhere (I couldn't find it on the man pages/faq/mailing list anywhere)?
>> When I look at the U of M admin guide it doesn't show the dc syntax
>> anywhere, just the o=? I'm just trying to get a complete understanding of
>> what is going on.
>> thanks for the patience,