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Re: Address Book schema

On Wed, 07 Feb 2001 11:46:19 Steve Collins wrote:
>I've been considering implementing "personal address book"
>functionality in LDAP....
>Thus, each user's address book entries would be stored within the
>user's LDAP entry.
>Two questions:
>1. Philosophical: Is this a gross violation of standard LDAP
>practices??? (I'm sure some would say so)

Yes. LDAP "fields" are called attributes because they are supposed to be dta
items about a specific object.

>2. Practical: Is there an implementation out there I can/should
>reuse or use as a model???

This sounds like a job for SQL. Or you could store all entries in LDAP, note
the "owner" of each one, and set read/write access accordingly.

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