Creating user accounts....

Jeff Layton jeffrey.b.layton at
Wed Feb 19 10:50:14 PST 2003

> > I did some reading on LDAP that also looks a nice options for accounts
> > managements. Seems like none have done worked on it, I am Still hunting for
> > some time to work on LDAP, I will try to post some more info on that soon...
> LDAP is "just another directory service".  That's good, because the
> concepts from other directory services transfer.  It's throughly out of
> favor with Unix shops, which is bad because you will need help at some
> point.
> LDP is cleaner and more efficient in some areas, but the semantics are not
> what you would expect for a system that should have had the benefit of
> earlier experience.

What are the pluses and minuses of LDAP vs. NIS for directory
services? You can even through LDP into that mix if you like.

What I'm looking for is some comparison of NIS vs. LDAP vs. files
for manageability, scalability, and impact on network performance.




Jeff Layton
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Lockheed-Martin Aeronautical Company - Marietta
Aerodynamics & CFD

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