Howard Chu wrote:
Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> Emmanuel Dreyfus <manu(a)netbsd.org> wrote:
>>> Thanks for that, but we have to assume some background knowledge ;-)
>> Then the amount of
> Hem, that one was sent too early :-)
> What is the amount of assumed knowledge? It would be fair to tell what
> are the requirement for reading the doc and where they can be
From the Project's perspective, I think the basic requirements include:
basic sysadmin skills on your target platform - you need
enough to operate as a superuser/Administrator without obliterating
basic netadmin skills - if you have to deal with IP
strange routing configurations, it's your obligation to be
security requirements - if you're trying to implement
you have to
have a clear policy spec that tells you what you're trying to
basic LDAP/X.500 knowledge - you should already know
"DIT" and "DN"
stand for, you should know what a schema looks like and what it does.
should know the syntax and semantics of a search filter, and what all
standard LDAP Request types are. You should know how an LDAP URL is
structured, etc. Essentially, at least enough familiarity with everything
the LDAP RFCs to recognize the terminology.
Since the Project releases source code only, you should have basic
with software development tools and procedures - how to use the basic
the trade - configure, make, cc, etc. For people using a prebuilt
is probably not a requirement.
The above would be a perfect preamble in the "basic knowledge" section of
web page! Follow this with a few high level
site links to this kind of information will most likely eliminate some of
the most basic "newbie" questions.
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/
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