After looking further into Zimbra I found that it is NOT a big
monolithic app, but actually
uses OpenLDAP, Tomcat, mysql, postfix, cyrus, spamassassin, clamav,
etc. all rolled together
with custom configs ( and a custom web GUI ). They use a custom
on top of the normal LDAP schemas ( core, cosine, inetorgperson,
So I have changed my mind about Zimbra and installed Zimbra 6.0.10
on one of my domains, and it
seems quite usable so far.
For use with Android, I haven't tried it yet, but the following app
seems to work with even the
free open-source Zimbra and Andriod 2.0 +
If anyone else would like to try out Zimbra and provide me usability
feedback, just contact me off list.
On 01/14/2011 05:43 PM, Lee Marzke wrote:
What do people use for their addressbooks that work on more than a
single computer ?
On 01/08/2011 10:08 AM, Lee Marzke wrote:
I'm looking for ideas on addressbooks that
work across multiple devices. I've been
using Google Voice since I picked up an Android phone, but not
really happy with
how that is working. I only use Google Addressbook now, not
Google email, or voice.
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 Server
I 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
- 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 ?
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