DSA-Specific Entry. This is the "top" entry in an LDAP server. It describes certain attributes of the directory. Its distinguished name is "" (an empty string). Its three required attributes are namingContexts (usually one, which you just entered), subschemaSubentry (a list of distinguished names of subschema entries), and objectClass (always "*"). The DSE cannot be deleted.
DSA-Specific Entry (X.500, LDAP)
A DSE, or DSA-specific entry, has additional server-specific information associated with it. Some DSE's such as the Root DSE or schema DSE, have different attributes on each server.
See directory-specific entry (DSE) DSA-specific entries. Different DSAs may hold the same DIT name, but have different contents. That is, the contents can be specific to the DSA holding it. A DSE is an entry with contents specific to the DSA holding it.
DSA Specific Entry. An entry in a local directory server.
An entry containing server-specific information. DSE stands for "DSA-specific entry." Each server has different attribute values for the DSE. For more information, see "Understanding DSEs" of Chapter 10, "Retrieving Server Information."