SUMMARY: NIS and Netscape's Directory Server

From: NBP (
Date: Mon May 04 1998 - 09:53:00 CDT

Original question:
> Hello.
> I'm running Directory Server on SUN SOlaris 2.6 in conjunction
> with NIS. I'm trying to figure out how I can automatically have
> the ldap database updated each time there is a new user added/modified
> in NIS.
> The ascii2ldif _unsupported script_ by Netscape is good for initial
> database generation, however, I was told by tech support at Netscape
> that this cannot be used periodically once you have a populated
> database. There are sections in the ldif file that pertain to your
> server that are not automatically generated from this script...
> So, how does one update the database as changes are made? My
> company has over 500 employees and I cannot have someone manually
> keep this ldap database up to date regularly. Someone must
> have a system for this...I'd love to hear about it...
> Regards,
> N

I received responses pointing me to these 2 urls:

I haven't yet worked out a solution but hope to find
some helpful information in these urls..

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