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Re: Newbie conceptual issues (long)

On Thursday 04 March 2004 19:18, Tony Earnshaw wrote:
> fre, 05.03.2004 kl. 00.35 skrev Kevin:
> > I'm a newbie to LDAP and OpenLDAP, but I've read
> > the faq, searched (and browsed) the archives,
> > searched Google, etc, so please don't flame me.
> Kevin,
> No flames, of course. You've done your homework,

Thanks. :-)

> have chosen an o.k. software base - for the time
> being - and are more than half the way there. But if
> you want to understand how schemas, objectclasses
> and attributes work, what's structural etc, the do
> yourself a favor. Grab the GQ 1.0.b1 source code -

Funny you say that!  I actually did that about an hour 
before starting to compose that message, and in trying 
to answer as many of my own questions as I could, used 
GQ to come up with what seemed like logical answers as 
I composed that long post.  Nice to know that others 
also think that it was a good idea!

What are some other clients like GQ?  Anything that far 
along or farther?  Anything that supports SASL?

> jump from www.biot.com and compile and use GQ.
> You'll need X and gtk2, Gnome 2.2 or better - but I
> guess that SuSE 9 has that (I'm a RedHat person).

Yup, it does.

> Compile with drag'n drop (./configure --help), and
> GQ will tell/show you 90% of what you asked,
> including objectclasses and attributes.

Did that, but haven't tried drag-n-drop.

But part of my problem with GQ is that I'm trying to 
authenticate with SASL/GSSAPI and GQ doesn't support 
it (or Kerberos, though it claims to on both).  I just 
heard back from someone on their mailing list, and 
there are no plans to make it work.  There is some 
sort of skeleton for SASL in it, but it makes the app 
crash when used.

So, I can't modify the database with GQ, which is a 
real bummer, and I suspect that drag-n-drop will 
attempt to change records and things, no?  Maybe if I 
disable authentication for the sake of learning.

> Try that (use the drag'n drop function liberally for
> your data tree), then come back with a much shorter
> list of questions!

Thanks for the recommendation, Tonni (Tony?)

> --Tonni