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Re: attributetype and objectclass newbie questions

Most of your questions are actually not specific to
OpenLDAP Software but quite general in nature.  General
LDAP questions should be directed to a general LDAP
list.  See http://www.openldap.org/lists/ and the
FAQ for suggestions here. 

At 08:21 PM 6/13/2005, jay alvarez wrote:
>... but my problem is that the portion in
>the Admin Guide which discusses schema only refers to
>extending schema and not with "beginning with schema"
>or something else which addresses newbies.

The Admin Guide makes the assumption that one will
use at least some of user application schema defined
in the LDAP "core" technical specification, namely in
RFC 2256.   Hence, the phrase "extending schema".

>won't help either because it only includes sample
>entries but didn't explained where it got those
>miscellaneous attrdesc like "dn" and "cn" and why are
>they needed.

Documentation in OpenLDAP Software generally assumes one
has a reasonable knowledge of LDAP/X.500 models, standardized 
schema (and/or the user application schema required by the
directory applications you intend to deploy), and other basic
knowledge of LDAP-based directories.  The General FAQ provides
some references which may be of interest to you and, of course,
general LDAP lists are a great resource for asking general
LDAP questions.

>With this, I have a few questions
>floating in my mind:

As noted above, I'll skip the general questions
posted here.  I note that common error messages returned
by OpenLDAP client tools are discussed in the FAQ
at <http://www.openldap.org/faq/index.cgi?file=53>.