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System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)
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Part I About Naming and Directory Services

1.  Naming and Directory Services (Overview)

2.  The Name Service Switch (Overview)

Part II DNS Setup and Administration

3.  DNS Setup and Administration (Reference)

Part III NIS Setup and Administration

4.  Network Information Service (NIS) (Overview)

5.  Setting Up and Configuring NIS Service

6.  Administering NIS (Tasks)

7.  NIS Troubleshooting

Part IV LDAP Naming Services Setup and Administration

8.  Introduction to LDAP Naming Services (Overview/Reference)

Audience Assumptions

Suggested Background Reading

Additional Prerequisite

LDAP Naming Services Compared to Other Naming Services

Advantages of LDAP Naming Services

Restrictions of LDAP Naming Services

LDAP Naming Services Setup (Task Map)

9.  LDAP Basic Components and Concepts (Overview)

10.  Planning Requirements for LDAP Naming Services (Tasks)

11.  Setting Up Sun Java System Directory Server With LDAP Clients (Tasks)

12.  Setting Up LDAP Clients (Tasks)

13.  LDAP Troubleshooting (Reference)

14.  LDAP General Reference (Reference)

15.  Transitioning From NIS to LDAP (Overview/Tasks)

16.  Transitioning From NIS+ to LDAP

A.  Solaris 10 Software Updates to DNS, NIS, and LDAP

Service Management Facility Changes


pam_ldap Changes

Documentation Errors



Chapter 8

Introduction to LDAP Naming Services (Overview/Reference)

The LDAP chapters describe how to set up a Solaris LDAP naming services client to work with Sun Java System Directory Server (formerly Sun ONE Directory Server). However, while using the Sun Java System Directory Server is recommended, it is not required. A brief description of generic directory server requirements appears in Chapter 14, LDAP General Reference (Reference).

Note - A directory server is not necessarily an LDAP server. However, in the context of these chapters, the term “directory server” is synonymous with “LDAP server.”