http://download-west.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/win.102/b14304/active_ dir.htm#CDECHCBC Directory Naming Software Requirements For client computers from which you want to manage Oracle Database enterprise users, roles and domains, you must have Oracle8i Client release 8.1.6 or later and one of the following Microsoft products: * Windows XP * Windows 2000 * Windows Server 2003 For the database, you must have Oracle8i Database release 8.1.6 or later. This is required for registering the database service as an object in Active Directory. The database can use any of the following Microsoft products: * Windows 2000 * Windows Server 2003 Both the client computers and the database must be members of a Windows 2000 domain. ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Niall Litchfield Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 9:37 AM To: goran00@xxxxxxxxx Cc: mgogala@xxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l Subject: Re: Tnanames.ora On 2/27/07, goran bogdanovic <goran00@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Mladen, You could use OpenLDAP on Linux, but 'small' problem is that Oracle OID .ldif-Format is different from the OpenLDAP format...so, you need to 'change' it a bit - a lot of fun guaranteed :-) The disadvantage of Microsoft AD is that client computers and the database server must run on windows OS. Where do you get that last bit of information from? I'm pretty certain that it's incorrect. Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.