Ramblings about stuff


In the last few days, I have learnt about, installed, configured, populated and deployed an LDAP server as an email address book directory.

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?

3 Responses to LDAP

  1. I tried that about a year ago and found OpenLDAP so stupidly complicated. I followed a tutorial but it just wouldn’t work and I gave up. Did you use OpenLDAP or is there something better?

  2. I think most LDAP tutorials are stupidly complicated. I did use OpenLDAP, installed via Debian package, which at least setup the base DN during the ‘configure’ stage. That may have made life easier.

    The thing that (still) confuses me slightly is all the different LDAP schemas: the names of fields are ‘standardised’, in the sense that when used as an email address book, the client is looking for a field called ‘mail:’ …

  3. LDAP schema’s are quite complicated.

    BUT there’s little out there that talks about the basics. Alot of the thing delve right into the gory details and don’t give nice examples. I guess some of the books out there might help, but they all cost money…


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