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Re: openldap supplanting and working with others
At 12:58 PM 11/12/98 -0800, Mark D. Anderson wrote:
>I'd say there are probably several distinct projects here:
>- extend the out-of-the-box schema in openldap so it at least
>has all the standard LDAP objectclasses.
We will be updating the OpenLDAP schema for OpenLDAP 2.X
to include well defined object classes and attributes.
This will be done as part of our efforts to support LDAPv3.
Volunteers needed! Stay tuned to openldap-devel for details.
>- extend the out-of-the-box schema in openldap for interop
>with other systems such as NDS or mail systems. These of
>course would be broken up into distinct objectclasses, and
>would need to be accompanied by each-way sync utilities with
>other stores (sendmail, dns, nis, whatever).
We currently interop with other LDAP servers which support
U-M-style replication. We also have a number of efforts
to support other replication mechanisms. This, as well,
is being as part of our OpenLDAP 2.X work. Volunteers needed!
Stay tuned to openldap-devel for details.
>- extend the out-of-the-box schema in openldap to include
>the schemas shipping out-of-the-box in other ldap servers,
>to ease switch effort.
There are a lot of special object classes in use. Many
of these are proprietary and their owners may not take
kindly to our redistribution of their intellectual property.
Besides, I am not sure it wise to promote use of the
vendor-specific object classes. OpenLDAP should promote
use of open standard object classes and, as such, should
limit the "out-of-the-box" to such. Where the standards
are insufficient, we should draft new ones!
BTW, we are working on the establishment of a schema
repository to allow follows to share object classes.
Volunteers needed! Stay tuned to openldap-general for
Those wishing to volunteer are encouraged to contact