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  1. What is the basic unit of an LDAP directory, and how are these units arranged?
  2. What process allows Mac OS X to use the LDAP directory on Mac OS X Server?
  3. Which command would you use to view the DHCP packet that the client accepted from the DHCP server?
  4. What does the LDAP plug-in do? What tool in Mac OS X can you use to configure the LDAP plug-in?
  5. If a client computer is having problems accessing an LDAP server provided by DHCP, what would be an appropriate early troubleshooting step to take?
  6. What attribute in an LDAP user record maps to the Open Directory RecordName attribute?
  7. What attribute in an Open Directory user record maps to the uidNumber attribute in an LDAP user record?
  8. What are some of the advantages of a network user account?
  9. Which attribute stores the managed preferences for network user accounts?


  1. The basic unit of the LDAP directory is an entry, and entries are arranged in a hierarchy called a tree.
  2. DirectoryService through the LDAPv3 plug-in
  3. getpacket
  4. The LDAP plug-in allows Mac OS X to integrate with LDAP directories. Use Directory Access to configure the LDAP plug-in.
  5. Use ipconfig and verify that the LDAP url parameter provided by Option 95 contains the correct value for the server.
  6. uid
  7. UniqueID
  8. Administrators can use network home directories to provide users with a consistent, controlled interface while providing access to their documents from any computer. You can control permissions on mobile computers and reserve certain resources for specific groups or individuals.
  9. MCXSettings and MCXFlags
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