nss_ldap, openldap and openldap-server ... what is openldap for?
I'm trying to sort out our LDAP setup. I've gathered that:
nss_ldap provides the means for logging in using ldap.
openldap-server provides the service that nss_ldap connects to and does the authentication against.
So, what does openldap do? There are no binaries ... only libraries. So i'm guessing it is the shared components which still get used by nss_ldap ... though what else is there?
I have nss_ldap and openldap installed everywhere but what the later does ... is baffling me.
I've not done a lot of digging because ... well the rpm -qi stuff isn't helping and my staring at the configuration attempting to work out the voodoo that's making the replication work is frustrating me.
Any insight would be great...
Last edited by chakkerz; 08-13-2009 at 02:39 AM.
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