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Re: Ldap

mitya has implemented a ldap server extending the openldap server code
called openldap-sql which
actually uses odbc calls to communicate with any rdbms. His software is
tested against mysql also and its supposed to work fine. However only the
search operation is provided and not add, delete, modify operations. You can
have a look and try testing it out for your application. You can download
the same from ftp://samovaar.dot.ru/pub/openldap-sql/latest-updates. If you
need any help in configuring, please free to contact me.

----- Original Message -----
From: David J N Begley <david@avarice.nepean.uws.edu.au>
To: <openldap-software@openldap.org>
Sent: Friday, December 03, 1999 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: Ldap

> On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, Kristinn E. Arnarsson wrote:
> > I'm new to this Ldap stuff and i'v got one qustion, I whant to use ldap
> > display informations from a MySql database to an address book like in
> > netscape mail or outlook mail, can ldap do query's to a MySql database ?
> In theory yes - whatever LDAP server you use can probably be configured to
> talk to any number of possible backends for providing persistent storage;
> most popular backend with OpenLDAP is the embedded "Berkeley DB" database.
> In practice, however, nobody has written/released a MySQL backend for
> do OpenLDAP won't talk directly to MySQL "out of the box".
> There are, however, some programmatic backends that you could use (eg.,
> shell backend) for translating the queries from the LDAP server to MySQL
> queries (and returning the responses) - this will require you to write
> code to act as the bridge between OpenLDAP and MySQL.  Performance-wise,
> probably won't be as fast as a native query backend, though.
> Cheers..
> dave