7.1 Connection Resolution of LDAP Clients
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) client establishes an LDAP connection to the directory server based on the given server information. The server information can be NULL (indicates that the joined domain name should be used), domain name (DNS/NetBIOS), server host name, or server IP address. Below is the connection resolution logic for the given server information:
NULL (indicates that the joined domain name should be used)
Domain name (DNS/NetBIOS)
LDAP client uses the DC Location algorithm, as described in section 184.108.40.206 (Connecting to a Directory Server), to locate a server for the given domain name.
Server host name
LDAP client uses the given server host name to establish an LDAP connection.
Server IP address
LDAP client uses the given server IP address to establish an LDAP connection.