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[SLUG] LDAP address book?
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- Subject: [SLUG] LDAP address book?
- From: Matthew Davidson <mdavids@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 10:04:15 +1000
- User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5 (X11/20040304)
I'm looking for the Right Way to go about maintaining a shared contacts
database/address book. The little scraps of paper I'm currently using
work fine for me, but they're not easy for others to access, and are a
bit embarrasing for smeone who's supposed to be a tech guru.
Recalling a SLUG talk from a few years ago about LDAP, I thought here's
the very thing. A day of cursing and growling later, I'm not so sure.
Most of the tutorials on this subject are based on the premise that
you're creating your own database and front-end from scratch, rather
than a database that existing apps can use (I'm principally concerned
about Thunderbird here).
There are a few LDAP-based apps that claim to use Netscape-compatible
address books, but all of those I've tried are so flaky that they don't
generate anything but error messages.
Has anybody else tried this with any success? Any tools/resources been
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