Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is designed to be a low cost
and low overhead way of accessing enterprise names directories that are
based on X.500. A number of major LAN operating systems vendors have made
statements that they will develop modules for their operating systems that
will interact with LDAP enterprise names directories. My limited amount
of web surfing showed that some development is being done in Unix to
access LDAP as well as the traditional DNS.
Given the multi-vendor mix of most large corporations it seems to me that
an LDAP enterprise directory would be a better choice than an enterprise
DNS because of all the different platforms that could access it. Its
security is presently a bit simple though.
Any of you hot shot vendors or Chief Scientists or consultants that
left firewall vendors for other companies doing any work to include
LDAP enterprise directory access in firewalls?
Happy New Year. May you spend it with your mouth on something that
pleases either you or your partner. (Stayed away from the gory stuff
because of the holiday season).
^^ Touch it, touch it, touch me ... creatures of the Night ^^