Directory Services
Novell Directory Service introduced in 1993 about 4 years after the ITU -International Telecommunication Union- X.500 directory specs, just slightly ahead of the competition. Now that Microsoft introduced Active Directory, many are trying to understand the benefits of using a directory. Many Netware Admins and Engineers are still discovering methods of using Directory Services to ease/improve management of network resources and increase security/integrity of software applications. The goal of this page is to improve understanding so you can really use Directory Services to manage and secure. Directories don't create networks or applications, they help manage and secure.

A Directory is a SERVICE. It should run real world networks with AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, BSD, Linux, NT/2000/XP, and Netware. Microsoft Active Directory is an APPLICATION that only runs on Windows systems. If you have ALL Windows servers and workstations (of the same generation), then investigate using AD -you may still find eDirectory on Windows is a better solution.

  • Visual Click Security Administration tools
  • Directory News Letter
  • AD and eDirectory Q&A