Newbie questions about LDAP

Stephen Allen freebsduk at
Sun Jun 25 17:54:06 BST 2006

Thank you Matthew, your information was supremely helpful.

In addition to what you said, I eventually found a couple of resources
which were pitched at my level... which other people may also find
helpful (hence my posting).

Steve :)

Matthew Seaman wrote:
> LDAP is, as you say, a database (and as the name suggests, a
> protocol for accessing that database.)  The big deal is that it
> is a hierarchical database, more similar to the DNS in organization
> than it is to MySQL or PostgreSQL type relational databases.

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