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Samba Openldap: An Evolution And Insight

Lasisi, Ayodele Nojeem and Ajagbe, Akintunde M. (2012) Samba Openldap: An Evolution And Insight. IRACST – International Journal of Computer Networks and Wireless Communications (IJCNWC), 2 (3). pp. 354-362. ISSN 2250-3501

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Abstract

Directory services facilitate access to information organized under a variety of frameworks and applications. The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol is a promising technology that provides access to directory information using a data structure similar to that of the X.500 protocol. IBM Tivoli, Novell, Sun, Oracle, Microsoft, and many other vendor features LDAP-based implementations. The technology’s increasing popularity is due both to its flexibility and its compatibility with existing applications. A directory service is a searchable database repository that lets authorized users and services find information related to people, computers, network devices, and applications. Given the increasing need for information — particularly over the Internet — directory popularity has grown over the last decade and is now a common choice for distributed applications. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) accommodates the need of high level of security, single sign-on, and centralized user management. This protocol offers security services and integrated directory with capability of storage management user information in a directory. Therefore at the same time the user can determine application, service, server to be accessed, and user privileges. It is necessary to realize files sharing between different operating systems in local area network. Samba software package, as the bridge across Windows and Linux, can help us resolve the problem. In this paper, we try to explore previous literature on this topic and also consider current authors work then come out with our views on the subject matter of discussion based on our understanding.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: OPENLDAP; Evolution; UNIX; Samba
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 14:10
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 14:10
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4990

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