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Re: finger to ldap gateway?


We have a simply "whois" process that listens to both whois & finger requests, and then uses Net::LDAPapi to run the query against our OpenLDAP directory servers.


--On Monday, June 30, 2003 10:59 AM -0500 Paul Engle <pengle@rice.edu> wrote:

Greetings all, We're finally starting a forward movement towards some real LDAP servers on campus, and the first production task picked is a replacement of our current qi/ph server for online directory information. Unfortunately, we still have a reasonably large user base that relies on the ability to get directory information from a unix prompt using our finger to ph gateway. So in order to proceed, we need to have some sort of finger to ldap gateway to accomplish something similar. In the googling I've done, I've seen much reference to in.xfingerd as a program to do this. Unfortunately, I can't find any reference to it beyond OpenLDAP 1.2. Is it defunct? Is there something that replaces it? Are we the only institution crazy enough to still want something like this? Any help or suggestions that can be offered would be much appreciated. If we can't find any other solution, we're probably going to try something obnoxious like having our current finger to ph gateway point at a ph to ldap gateway to get the data. Ick.


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