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Re: ways to connect to IBM Lotus Directory
Hello, Michael, ppl
thank you for detailed comments.
On 26.03.2008 21:16:54, Michael Ströder wrote:
Ildar Mulyukov wrote:
> I want to replicate an IBM Lotus Directory version 8 to my OpenLDAP
You mean Domino/LDAP 8.x? Mainly it's just the LDAP interface to the
Notes address book.
Yes. I want to replicate the whole Domino/LDAP. It's not (yet) too big.
> I was thinking of several questions:
1. I need IBM attributes, objectClasses etc. to use as an additional
You can add those schema elements to your OpenLDAP installation. Not
everything makes sense though.
Ok, I'll look at it carefully.
Think about your schema carefully. Make sure to clearly investigate
what your LDAP clients need.
What's so difficult with it? AFAIK, IBM has their own OIDs, that cannot
intersect with any others.
> 1a. Is it possible to create a schema file using LDAP schema
What do you mean with LDAP schema discovery? I'd dive into the
subschema subentry of Domino/LDAP. It's accessible like that of any
other LDAPv3 server.
Yes, I mean that. I wanted to generate OpenLDAP schema automatically
using these subschema subentries. Do you think it's possible? Did you
see someone doing that before?
> 2. Is Syncrepl of any use here?
Nope, since Domino/LDAP cannot act as syncrepl provider.
I thought so.
3. As a last resort I could use ldapsearch+ldapadd as soon as I get
Yes. Depending on the size of the database you could query the
operational attributes. Cannot test myself since I don't have a Domino
server running here.
Great. But I still need to make schemas beforehand. Or I don't?
Thanks a lot.
Best regards, Ildar
Ildar Mulyukov, free SW designer/programmer
ALT Linux Sisyphus