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Re: LDAP and Active Directory

On Fri, Jul 20, 2001 at 10:10:23AM -0400, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> >I also don't like the idea of having a critical Service on a M$
> >Server. That's why I am looking for a (linux/solaris)
> >workgroup-server as a replacement for Exchange, that also works with
> >Outlook and which does user authentication against a ldap or nis
> >directory. I' m not interested in an email server (this is easily
> >done by sendmail and an imap/pop3 daemon here), but the group
> >collaboration and scheduling service. (I do not know, if and how
> >Outlook interacts with other group collaboration servers, as I have
> >just little experience with it.) 
> http://kalamazoolinux.org/mailarchive/0106/threads.html
> Or LUG list recently had a long thead about Exchange alternatives and
> other assorted noise most titlef "Linux in high schools", as public
> school admins are interested in this.  Several suggestions were made.
> If you have any questions about the posts feel free to join our list
> and ask there.

I could not find this discussion in the noise of the URL mentioned.

I will mention the solution we used in the last environment I was at.
We ran OpenLDAP, and Cyrus IMAPd, and NIS, and for groupware stuff, we
used Steltor CorporateTime, which is a seperate Calendar thing from MS
Exchange.  However, they make an Outlook plug-in to use Outlook in
corporate mode, making use of their Calendar server and you local
IMAP/SMTP servers.  This, of course, is a weird proposition, and the
early versions caused us grief.  Newer version of this plug-in have been
developed by this company.

Then you only have to pay for ONE commercial server, which runs on Unix.