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Re: Address books

>> I am trying to create an address book that workstations on the LAN can
>> access via either Mozilla or Outlook / Outlook Express. I am completely
>> new to LDAP and am struggling.
>Join the crowd :)
>>I managed to install and run slapd exactly as per the quick install
>>instructions. The ldapadd and ldapsearch examples worked as they were
>>supposed to.
>>That was yesterday morning. Since then I have looked through hundreds of
>>pages of text on the openldap web site, usenet postings and other web
>>pages. Unfortunately I am no further in my quest and feeling totally
>>demoralised :(

If you have an inetOrgPerson objectclass in your Dit it should appear
for OutLook, Mozilla, or Evolution.  Unfortunately your using two of the
worlds worst clients, at least as far as LDAP goes.

>>Is there anywhere online that provides a simple and explicit list of
>>instructions / commands to set up whatever schema / etc is necessary for
>>an LDAP newbie like me to achieve the above? I have seen dozens of list /

The schema required for a rudimentary address book is included in every
OpenLDAP package I've seen.  Get that working then add.

>>usenet postings asking how to do this, and a mixture of RTFM & high level
>>(read no use at all)  replies.

RTFM replies are the most appropriate kind of reply.  I'm sorry, but
there is no 'official' recipe, nor can there be one of any real
practical value.  Start at point A, progess to point B, etc..  That
requires reading the documentation, like one would study a text book,

>The fact of the matter is:  there's nothing "official".  There are a lot 


>of people who've posted bits and pieces -- after hours of research, mind 

ftp://ftp.kalamazoolinux.org/pub/pdf/ldapv3.pdf  And thats years of
research.  I touch on Mozilla, providing a schema map, but nothing on