The ABCs of LDAP: How to Install, Run, and Administer LDAP Services
Author: Reinhard Volgmaier
Until now, it has been difficult to find the right source of information on LDAP and directory server implementations: books on the subject are overly product-specific, and a search on the Web results in information overload. The ABCs of LDAP: How to Install, Run, and Administer LDAP Services strikes the right balance, providing a synopsis of LDAP fundamentals without getting wrapped up in one particular implementation. This book is for network and systems administrators who want to begin using LDAP more extensively. It delivers the theoretical background needed to understand how these servers work, resulting in clear, concise examples of implementations in both commercial and OpenLDAP environments. The text is structured so that each chapter can stand on its own, with brief descriptions of terms supplemented by references to more detailed explanations in other chapters. You also benefit from a concise overview of how to design a directory, preparing you to execute directory deployments for email, PKI, DNS, NIS servers, and many other productivity-enhancing applications. Topics include major LDAP APIs, such as PHP, Perl, and Java, as well as distributed command line tools. The book covers ways to integrate LDAP into existing systems, and provides hands-on examples within working implementations.
Photoshop CS for Beginners DVD
Author: Scott Kelby
There's nothing like having a teacher at your side as you learn a new program--especially one as powerful and complex as Photoshop CS. But a private tutor is a luxury few users can afford. With this DVD, you don't need one! On it, Adobe Certified Trainer Dave Cross provides all the essential info you need to dive right in and start using the image manipulation program immediately--no experience required! Throughout, the focus is on the practical advice that will get you playing around with the program fast. In short order, Dave provides clear, succinct explanations of pixels, resolution, color modes, and file sizes; how to set up the workspace; which tools to use for what; how to take advantage of the History palette and layers for making changes; how to use Photoshop's selection tools effectively (and why this is so crucial); methods for adjusting and retouching images; techniques for cropping, transforming, and using filters; and more. A slew of timesaving tips and shortcuts ease the way!