|Lee Marzke on 8 Jan 2011 07:09:04 -0800|
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|[PLUG] LDAP addressbooks (Long)|
My environment is: - Ubuntu Lucid 64bit Laptop, with Thunberbird as email client. - Remote hosted IMAP server with IMP Webmail - Android phone - Test instance of OpenLDAP, with InetOrgPerson schema default - Test instance of 389 Directory ServerI really like the idea of using LDAP, and have setup OpenLDAP in the past, but now that
I am looking at LDAP again I find multiple areas that are frustrating.- Thunderbird can't write to LDAP, only read. I'm partially open to other IMAP clients.
- Evolution can write, but doesn't use the same LDAP fields/schema as other products. In many cases simple things like zip codes are scrambled. Seems that multiple LDAP fields are being concatenated into one field because of the schema issues ?
- InetOrgPerson schema is provided in OpenLDAP is close to what I need, if only a
group of tools would use it. Evolution wants EvolutionPerson ?- OpenLDAP won't load 'schema' files anymore, they need to be in .ldif format ?
- OpenLDAP's config file is not used anymore, it is configured by another LDAP instance. This seems to be a complete mess, as most documentation refers to slapd.conf
- I've also setup 389 Directory server, but this seem to add a bunch of complexity
with no real benefit.I'm quite happy with my current IMAP hosting setup and not really looking for an
integrated product like Zimbra.Any suggestions or ideas ? Can OpenLDAP still be run with the old 'slapd.conf' file instead of the current setup ? Is there a common schema that works - and can also be synced
in some format to Android ? -- Lee ___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug