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Old 09-11-2004, 12:16 AM   #1
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Download LDAP and Install

I am very new to Linux but I like it alot. I was recently trying to setup NIS and then I read on this website that NIS is not the way to go that LDAP is better. Could someone point me to where I can Download LDAP and find the install instructions for it.
Old 09-11-2004, 12:46 AM   #2
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Funny you should ask this, as I'm currently tinkering with getting LDAP authentication set up on my home LAN. The software you should be looking for is OpenLDAP, which should be on your distro install CDs or downloadable. if you want to try to build from source, as I did, you can get the sources from .

One big fat word of caution -- configuring LDAP is not easy for someone new to the system. I just spent about 3 hours of solid work/googling/frustration tonight getting to the point where I could have a basic database (of course, I ran into some trouble and had to recompile my Berkeley DB -- the one included with Slack 10 didn't seem to want to work with OpenLDAP). There's a HOWTO at but it doesn't seem to really deal with setting OpenLDAP up for authentication (or very many specifics at all, for that matter). I also found some nice documentation at . Google will definitely be your friend here.

Now that I have my LDAP sort of working, next step will be actually authenticating users off it and actual security... I won't be getting to that until tomorrow or Sunday. Good luck in your endeavors with it!
Old 09-13-2004, 06:46 PM   #3
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I will give it a try. As I said before I am coming from a windows world. I work as a analysts and I understand and work with unix and AIX and I am finding that some of the commands work and others do not. I greatly appreciate your help and I will see if I can get it to work.


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