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Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Directory Services v10.6 by Ben Greisler, Arek Dreyer

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Chapter 6. Configuring Open Directory Replicas

Time:

This chapter takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Goals:

Configure Mac OS X Server as an Open Directory replica

Troubleshoot Open Directory replication

Because an Open Directory master provides services that are critical to the operation of your Mac OS X computers, you may want to set up more than one Open Directory server, to provide redundancy and improve performance.

An Open Directory replica offers the same identification and authentication services as the Open Directory master: LDAP, Password Server, and Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC). Those services are synchronized with the master’s services.

In this chapter you will learn how Open Directory replication works so that you can ...

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