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Re: Is there anyone on this list patient with stupid questions?
Ian and Lon, it looks as if the second edition of the book is out or will be out
this Spring in paperback. Nevertheless, one reviewer had the same criticism of
this book as I have had of OpenLDAP documentation.
Title: Understanding and Deploying LDAP Directory Services (2nd Edition)
by Tim Howes, Timothy A. Howes, Mark C. Smith, Gordon S. Good
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Pub. Date: 09 May, 2003
List Price(USD): $49.99
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Average Customer Rating: 3.75
Summary: MASSIVE BOOK full of details - not for the novice
Comment: This book assumes that you have a good understanding of LDAP and
Directory Services, The intro chapters do not cover many basic concepts, many
terms are not explained until used several dozen times, and there is no
glossary. If you don't know what 'dn: uid=joeb, ou=People, o=foo.com' means, you
will get easily confused and frustrated by this book.
That said, this is an excellent reference book, contains many useful examples,
and goes into great detail about LDAP and directory services.
Have you ever felt like Robin Williams' character in Moscow over the Hudson,
"Coffee! Coffee! Coffee!"