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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 server.
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 OpenLDAP schema.
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 discovery?
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 Lotus schema.
Yes. Depending on the size of the database you could query the timestamp
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
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