Open source software provider Red Hat has launched a directory server, based on technology acquired by the company from AOL/Netscape.
Red Hat Directory Server runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the HP-UX 11i operating environment on HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers and Solaris systems.
It is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.3 and v.4, Solaris, and for the HP-UX 11i operating environment on HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers.
The directory server is on offer on the same annual subscription model as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which includes maintenance, unlimited support and upgrades.
With the new launch, Red Hat is also setting up the Fedora Directory Server project, aimed at promoting a lively, community-based development environment to improve open source directory server technologies.
Red Hat said it expects to acquire additional open source technologies from AOL/Netscape over the coming months.
Red Hat Directory Server for Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 will be available for purchase through Red Hat and select distributors in mid-June, 2005.