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Re: Groups Explanation
At 07:34 AM 5/1/01, John Humphrey wrote:
>Could anyone in fifty words or less (actually take as many words as you need) explain the difference between a posixGroup, groupOfNames, and groupOfUniqueNames?
groupOfNames is a group of directory objects enumerated by
distinguished name. See RFC 2256 (standard track) and X.501.
groupOfUniqueNames is a group of directory objects enumerated
by a unique (distinguished) name and optional identifier. The
purpose of the identifier is to ensure unique objects can be
identified upon add,delete,rename of objects. That is, cn=foo
might be deleted (or moved) and a new cn=foo added. However,
each would have a separate optional identifier to distinguish
which cn=foo one was actually referring to. See RFC 2256
(standard track) and X.501.
posixGroup is for management of groups in POSIX environments.
See RFC 2307 (experimental).