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openSUSE 11.1 Reference Guide
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26.9 For More Information

More complex subjects, like SASL configuration or establishment of a replicating LDAP server that distributes the workload among multiple slaves, were intentionally not included in this chapter. Detailed information about both subjects can be found in the OpenLDAP 2.2 Administrator's Guide.

The Web site of the OpenLDAP project offers exhaustive documentation for beginning and advanced LDAP users:

OpenLDAP Faq-O-Matic

A very rich question and answer collection concerning installation, configuration, and use of OpenLDAP. Find it at

Quick Start Guide

Brief step-by-step instructions for installing your first LDAP server. Find it at or on an installed system in /usr/share/doc/packages/openldap2/admin-guide/quickstart.html.

OpenLDAP 2.2 Administrator's Guide

A detailed introduction to all important aspects of LDAP configuration, including access controls and encryption. See or, on an installed system, /usr/share/doc/packages/openldap2/admin-guide/index.html.

Understanding LDAP

A detailed general introduction to the basic principles of LDAP:

Printed literature about LDAP:

  • LDAP System Administration by Gerald Carter (ISBN 1-56592-491-6)

  • Understanding and Deploying LDAP Directory Services by Howes, Smith, and Good (ISBN 0-672-32316-8)

The ultimate reference material for the subject of LDAP is the corresponding RFCs (request for comments), 2251 to 2256.

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