|  Introduction to Netscape Suitespot
Netscape has a bundle of server software called Netscape Suitespot.
The standard edition of Suitespot includes:
- Enterprise Server Pro (webserver)
- Messaging Server (email server)
- Calendar Server
- Collabra Server
- Directory Server (user management)
The Suitespot pro addition includes everything the standard edition does
- Certificate Server
- Catalog Server (formly Compass Server)
- Proxy Server
The maze of Netscape products can be very confusing and it changes
frequently. For example Enterprise Server, Enterprise Server Pro and
Fast Track Server all provide the same basic functionality.
The Netscape Directory Server product contains four separate software components as follows:
administration server--The administration server is a common front end to all Netscape servers. You use the directory
server manager portion of the administration server to install directory server instances and to manage the directory server.
The administration server is a required component that must be installed before any of the other components.
- directory server--The directory server is Netscape's LDAP implementation. The directory server runs as the ns-slapd
process or service on your machine. This is the server that manages the directory databases and responds to client
requests. The directory server is a required component.
For fault-tolerance, you may choose to install additional instances of the directory server on different machines throughout
your organization to store copies of all or part of the directory tree. This process is called replication. The server contains
the master copy of the directory data is called the supplier server. The server(s) that contain the replicated directory data
are called consumer servers. The order in which you install supplier and consumer servers depends on whether you are
performing a new installation or an upgrade. See "Installation Process Overview" for details.
- directory server gateway--The directory server gateway is an LDAP client that you can access from a web browser.
You use LDAP clients to access or change directory information. The directory server gateway is automatically installed
when you install a directory server instance. However, before you can use the gateway, you must configure a web server
and browser for its use.
- NT synchronization service--The NT synchronization service allows you to synchronize the entries in your Windows NT
directory with your Netscape Directory Server entries. Install this component only if you want to synchronize your
Netscape directory with your NT directory so that when entries are created, modified, or deleted in one directory, the
synchronization service makes the corresponding change to the other directory.