March 21, 1997 11:00 AM ET
Broader server replication proposed by Microsoft and Cisco
By Norvin Leach

  Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. will submit to the Internet Engineering Task Force today a proposal for extended LDAP to work more smoothly in an environment with several servers.

The Multimaster Replication Protocol Specification would allow changes to be made from any server in a directory service environment using the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, according to group product manager Enzo Schiano.

Currently, LDAP only allows for replication from a single designated master server.

"That means if the single master is down, you can't update your directory," Schiano said.

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