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Transitive Vector: What Is It?

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By Kevin Burnett

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Posted: 11 Feb 2002

Novell AppNotes Senior Research Engineer, Kevin Burnett, explains (in terms we can understand) what things like Transitive Synchronization and Transitive Vectors are and how they fit into the eDirectory Picture.

Here's an excerpt of his article:

Initially, NDS was designed with a method of updating information on all servers in the NDS tree. This was called synchronization. Recently synchronization has been improved to handle increased efficiencies that were demanded by the current workforce. One of the updates to synchronization is called Transitive Synchronization. In order to understand Transitive Synchronization, it is important to understand the Transitive Vector.

If we've piqued your interest, here's the full article: Novell AppNotes Directory Primer.

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