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Re: Fwd: LDAP backend

> I have made some changes the the LDAP backend that might be useful to 
> others.  The idea is to map attribute names and objectclasses from 
> the foreign server to different values on the local slapd.  The 
> reason is that some attributes might not be part of the local slapd's 
> schema, some attribute names might be different but serve the same 
> purpose, etc.  The ldap backend understands a new "map" config 
> statement:
>     map {attribute | objectclass} {<local name> | *} [<foreign name> | *]

I was thinking about the possible problems your idea might discover.
In detail, how are you going to ensure the remapped attributes/objectClasses 
share the same, or a compatible, definition? What about attribute syntax?

Pierangelo Masarati