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Re: LDAP be killing me. I need a good step by step



On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 12:13 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> 
> >>
> >>> His confusion is very common...I admit that I too was confused by that
> >>> very notion when I first started mucking with LDAP. One would think that
> >>> if you use say OpenOffice to save say Test.DOC that Microsoft Word
> >>> should be able to open that file [1]. Likewise, since LDIF is the world
> >>> of LDAP, shouldn't one expect that an LDIF file exported by Kontact be
> >>> usable with openldap?
> >> Is there some reason that there isn't a standard schema shipped with the 
> >> server that supplies what the clients in the distribution expect?
> > ----
> > If I understand your term 'clients' to mean an address book client like
> > Kontact, I would venture to guess that Kontact like Evolution and all
> > other address book clients each has their own schema. If you are
> > decrying that all of the various address book clients all have differing
> > notions about schema's, then you should take that up with them.
> > 
> > Most, if not all LDAP implementations include an inetOrgPerson schema
> > that is consistent because this is part of an RFC. Each of the address
> > book clients that I have looked at, use attributes that go beyond the
> > inetOrgPerson schema and that is what is really being discussed.
> > 
> > Now if you are referring to something other than address book 'clients',
> > then you will have to be more specific.
> 
> I mean what you need if you check LDAP authentication in the system 
> authentication GUI or if you use it with samba as included in the 
> distribution.   Adding optional attributes and aliases to support the 
> other clients in the distribution would make sense too.  The question is 
> simply why doesn't the stuff included in the distribution come up 
> configured to match and working together?
----
I suppose if Fedora saw itself as providing a turnkey distribution with
a notion towards a specific, pre-determined configuration that simply
worked out of the box, that would occur. i.e., isn't that what your
'e-smith' distro (or whatever it is called) does?

Craig


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