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Re: shared contacts server (was shared calendar servers



On Fri, 2004-04-23 at 13:02, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-04-23 at 15:32, Marius Andreiana wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-04-21 at 22:24, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > We're interested in open source servers that might be interesting as
> > > shared calendar backends for Evolution.
> > How about shared contacts too? I know LDAP can do this, but evolution
> > doesn't seem to be able to write to server, only reading.
> > 
> 
> Good point. In an MS architecture, are contacts in Exchange or in AD?
> Anyone know the answer for Sun, Lotus, Novell?
> 
> The weakness of LDAP seems to be that it's only people who work at your
> company. We need some other idea of contacts that includes anyone you
> email or IM, roughly speaking.
> 
> Havoc

I can't remember off the top of my head if Evolution supports modifying
LDAP data, but I think it does.  The problem is (mostly) ACLs, it's
actually relatively straightforward to allow read-write access for
adding entries "beneath" a user's dn, but most people don't do this. 
Given the proper configuration, LDAP is a perfectly reasonable place to
store both "enterprise-wide" and personal contact information.

-- 
Shahms King <shahms shahms com>



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