Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
--On Monday, January 21, 2008 3:07 PM +0000 "Carr, Chris"
> Basic question: is there an existing schema that I can include in
> slapd.conf which will allow my contacts to be intelligible to all the
> clients I use (let alone might use)? They are just basic person data:
> names, postal addresses, phone/fax numbers, email addresses, etc.
No. The people who wrote email clients have all decided they each want
things in their own schema, more or less, so they are generally inoperable.
You have to have slapd load the schema bits each one wants, and populate
all of those bits, if you want all of them to be happy. I've filed bugs
with numerous email client authors to fix their things to not rely on
custom schema, or to allow the customization of what fields they look for,
with little success. Eudora at one time was the best client in honoring
custom schema, but they've morphed into thunderbird, so that pretty much
Most of the clients will understand the general RFC fields, but you lose
the specific customizations they've made.
Still, it would probably be worth spending a few days effort to collect the
different schema together and define a superset that contains all of their
respective customizations. Then you can use back-relay and the rewrite overlay
to present the client-specific views to each client. The result of that effort
would make a fine entry in the FAQ-o-Matic.
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/