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Mac® OS X System Administration by Guy Hart-Davis

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CHAPTER 5Set Up Open Directory

To keep your network organized and running smoothly and to keep you sane and smiling, Mac OS X Server provides a directory service called Open Directory. This chapter starts by running through what Open Directory is, how it works, and how it benefits you and your network. You’ll then learn how to set up the three Open Directory configurations you’re most likely to need:

Image Single-server network For a single-server network, you set up that server as an Open Directory master server. This server handles all the Open Directory data and requests for the entire network.

Multi-server network If your network will have large ...

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