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Re: LDAP and Active Directory

>The directory proper stores objects in an X.500-like hierarchy.  It is
>accessible through LDAP, and also through the proprietary ADSI.  If a
>client (e.g. Exchange) manipulates objects through LDAP then OpenLDAP
>might be able to serve as a replacement for the directory portion of ADS.
>I am not aware of anyone who has done so.

ADSI is not a proprietary protocol, it is an API. XDS is a proprietary
protocol, though, which is what I believe Exchange uses to access
Active Directory (along with LDAP). This protocol is based on DCE RPC
as far as I am aware.

-- Luke
Luke Howard | lukehoward.com
PADL Software | www.padl.com