Novell uses a DOT notation for FDN within:

Any parameter value that has a FDN must be put in the FDN name can also contain dots (for example, novell.com).

Because ndsconfig is a command line utility, using containers with dotted names requires that those dots be escaped out, and the parameters containing these contexts must be enclosed in double quotes.

For Example, to install a new eDirectory tree on a UNIX server using “novell.com” as the name of the O, use the following command: ndsconfig new -a "admin.novell
.com" -t novell_tree -n "OU=servers.O=novell

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