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System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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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)

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)

NIS-to-LDAP Service Overview

NIS-to-LDAP Tools and the Service Management Facility

NIS-to-LDAP Audience Assumptions

When Not to Use the NIS-to-LDAP Service

Effects of the NIS-to-LDAP Service on Users

NIS-to-LDAP Transition Terminology

NIS-to-LDAP Commands, Files, and Maps

Supported Standard Mappings

Transitioning From NIS to LDAP (Task Map)

Prerequisites for the NIS-to-LDAP Transition

Setting Up the NIS-to-LDAP Service

How to Set Up the N2L Service With Standard Mappings

How to Set Up the N2L Service With Custom or Nonstandard Mappings

Examples of Custom Maps

Example 1-Moving Host Entries

Example 2-Implementing a Custom Map

NIS-to-LDAP Best Practices With Sun Java System Directory Server

Creating Virtual List View Indexes With Sun Java System Directory Server

VLVs for Standard Maps

VLVs for Custom and Nonstandard Maps

Avoiding Server Timeouts With Sun Java System Directory Server

Avoiding Buffer Overruns With Sun Java System Directory Server

NIS-to-LDAP Restrictions

NIS-to-LDAP Troubleshooting

Common LDAP Error Messages

NIS-to-LDAP Issues

Debugging the NISLDAPmapping File

N2L Server Timeout Issue

N2L Lock File Issue

N2L Deadlock Issue

Reverting to NIS

How to Revert to Maps Based on Old Source Files

How to Revert to Maps Based on Current DIT Contents

Part V Active Directory Naming Service

16.  Setting Up Oracle Solaris Active Directory Clients



Chapter 15

Transitioning From NIS to LDAP (Overview/Tasks)

This chapter describes how to enable support of NIS clients that use naming information stored in the LDAP directory. By following the procedures in this chapter, you can transition from using an NIS naming service to using LDAP naming services.

To determine the benefits of transitioning to LDAP, see LDAP Naming Services Compared to Other Naming Services.

The following information is included in this chapter.