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Re: Synchronizing with Lotus Notes R5

What you could of course do, is to have Sendmail query the Domino LDAP task
directly. I didn't go that way though, because when I started off w/ Notes 5.0.1
the LDAP task was so slow, that we couldn't work with it. BTW, 5.0.9a isn't
much faster, IMO.

I have never found a method of replicating the whole DIT from Domino to OpenLDAP,
but I wouldn't want that anyway,because although we have a similar setup as
you (all internal mail servers are Domino), our main directory is OpenLDAP.

What I do is use a Perl script to pull (as as manager) all relevant bits and
pieces from the Domino LDAP task periodically. It works well, as long as the
LDAP task works... You'd need to custom make the program, but it isn't hard.

BTW, you may not even be interested in the whole DIT, because for example, you'd
not be able to use the userPassword attibute: Lotus has an unpublished encryption
algorithm, so you couldn't use that in OpenLDAP.

Hope this helps.

On Mon, 18 Feb 2002, Raed Nashef wrote:

> We currently have Lotus Notes R5 servers that are handling all of our
> internal mail. Some of these servers are setup as  LDAP servers.  We have a
> need to replicate the Lotus Notes LDAP database to an OpenLDAP server
> running RedHat 7.0. We will be setting up Sendmail to query the OpenLDAP
> directory for user location and routing information.  We would like to be
> able to synchronize with the Lotus Notes servers every 12 hours.   Is this
> doable ?  and if yes can someone please direct me to the right direction ?
> Thanks
> -Raed.