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1:What is the main function of directory services?
2:What standard is used for data storage with Open Directory? What version and level of support is provided for this standard?
3:How can network administrators automatically configure clients with Open Directory configurations?

Answers

A1: Directory services provide a central repository for information about the systems, applications, and users in an organization.
A2: Open Directory uses the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) standard to provide a common language for directory access. Full read and write support for LDAP is provided with Mac OS X Server.
A3: System administrators can use DHCP to dynamically assign IP addresses as well as provide computers with the settings on where to find DNS and LDAP servers on the local network. Armed with these settings, clients can then place requests for directory services to the correct authority.


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