Directory server replication uses a loosely consistent multi-master model. All directory servers that are part of a replication topology can accept read and write operations.
The following architectural topics are targeted at developers and at users who want to understand the internals of the replication mechanism. It is not necessary to read these topics just to be able to use replication. For information about configuring and using replication, see Replicating Data in Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.0 Administration Guide.
The following topics describe the architecture of the directory server replication functionality.