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LDAP Directories Explained: An Introduction and Analysis by Brian Arkills

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Chapter 1. Overview of LDAP

Introducing Directories

Directories are designed to help people find their way. We've all entered an unfamiliar building and used the building's directory. Without the directory, we'd have to wander the building in search of our destination. We rely on that directory without thinking much about it, unless the information leads us to the wrong place.

Directories help people by organizing information

With the advent of computers, there is no end of information that needs organizing so people can easily find it. Computers have always relied on directories. Even early operating systems such as DOS had a file directory so a user could keep track of data files. Directories seem to be everywhere online today, with directories ...

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