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Question on LDAP Schema(s) for Intranet Mail Routing
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- Subject: Question on LDAP Schema(s) for Intranet Mail Routing
- From: Nick Milas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 18:43:46 +0200
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In file misc.schema, included in the standard OpenLDAP distribution, we
read about the Lachman/Laser mail routing schema (which defines
inetLocalMailRecipient objectClass with mailLocalAddress, mailHost,
mailRoutingAddress attributes, drafted e.g. here:
# Not recommended for production use!
# Use with extreme caution!
# draft-lachman-laser-ldap-mail-routing-02.txt !!!EXPIRED!!!
# (a work in progress)
# ...Contents of this file are
# subject to change (including deletion) without notice.
Question 1: Should this schema be considered now, after all these years,
as being stable and a solid basis for implementation? If so, perhaps in
next releases these comments could/should be removed?
Question 2: As far as I can tell, qmail-ldap schema is also used around
for the same purpose. It seems this can be found in different versions,
as the initial one had problems (ref.:
This schema is a considerably extended version of the Lachman/laser one.
2.a: Is there some kind of draft elaborating on this schema?
2.b: Is there some official and working (with no issues) version of the
2.c: If 2.b is No, where can we find even an unofficial, yet
corrected/working version of the schema? I've only found a reference
no the schema itself. Also, I don't know if we can trust the one here:
http://www.zytrax.com/books/ldap/ape/qmail.html (which interestingly
mentions that "This schema is released with a standard OpenLDAP
distribution" but I haven't seen it in the schema directory of OpenLDAP