Each LDAP entry consists of a number of named attributes, each of which has one or more values.
Also, the N2L service mapping and configuration files each consist of a number of named attributes. Each attribute has one or more values.
The DN where part of the DIT is rooted. When this is the baseDN for an NIS domains entries it is also referred to as a context.
For the N2L service, a context is something under which a NIS domain is generally mapped. See also baseDN.
Any map that is not a standard map and therefore requires manual modifications to the mapping file when transitioning from NIS to LDAP.
An LDAP directory is a container for LDAP objects. In UNIX, a container for files and subdirectories.
The DIT is the distributed directory structure for a given network. By default, clients access the information assuming that the DIT has a given structure. For each domain supported by the LDAP server, there is an assumed subtree with an assumed structure.
The NISLDAPmapping file that establishes how to map entries between NIS and LDAP files.