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Re: name space design

Hi Karl,

Thanks for your help. May I check with you the following:

1. What is difference for the following DNs design? Which is the recommended
design pls? Is there any hierarchy between o and ou. I always thought that o
should be higher hierarchy than ou (i.e
ou=department,o=department,dc=company,dc=com). Is this true?
dn: o=departmentname, ou=departments, dc=company,dc=com or
dn: ou=departmentname, o=departments, dc=company,dc=com or
dn: cn=departmentname, ou=department, dc=company,dc=com or
dn: cn=departmentname, o=department, dc=company,dc=com or

2. Where can I find the "rfcs included with openldap" that you mentioned

Best Regards.

----- Original Message -----
From: Karl O. Pinc <kpinc@artic.edu>
To: Corisen <csyap@starnet.gov.sg>
Cc: <openldap-software@openldap.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 11:21 PM
Subject: Re: name space design

> >Thanks for your advice.
> >
> >I'm thinking of the following design:
> >
> >dn: uid=username, dc=company, dc=com
> dn: uid=username, ou=People, dc=company, dc=com
> >objectclass: .....
> objectclass: posixAccount
> >....
> >o: departmentName
> >
> >dn: o=departmentName, dc=company, dc=com
> dn: o=departmentName, ou=Departments, dc=company, dc=com
> >objectclasss: organization
> >o: departmentName
> You also need entries for:
> dn: ou=Departments, dc=company, dc=com
> dn: ou=People, dc=company, dc=com
> which must be added before the above.
> >
> >Any comments on this design would be greatly appreciated.
> Think of the ldap directory as a filesystem heirachy, you want different
> kinds of files (ldap entries) in different directories.
> See the rfcs included with openldap.  I even think there's one that
> recommends how departments are layed out.
> >
> >I'm having another question: what is the best way to search the ldap
> >database for the next uidnumber to be assigned to a new user.
> There isn't one as far as I know.  The usual kludges are used: look
> them all or keep your own record of next id.
> Karl
> May the Legos (TM) always be swept from your path in the night.