Re: [Evolution] Active Directory

On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 15:55 -0400, Wise, Jeremey wrote:
Pardon my being a whiner but doesn't this make Evolution as an Exchange
replacement rather broken.

Who ever said it was an Exchange replacement?

 I puchased Evolution under the pretense that
I could replace all major functionality. Being able to query to whom in
corporate the message will be going to is rather critical in nature.

Evolution only speaks the IETF blessed standard protocols. AD is not an IETF protocol, it's a proprietary Microsoft product (it's not a protocol afaik). AD is accessed via the proprietary Exchange protocol (which is not publicly documented and would be a royal pita to reverse engineer). Connector works with Exchange only when Exchange opens up the WebDAV interfaces. Perhaps Connector can talk to your AD, but Evolution certainly cannot.


Now that I am done ranting: Is it (or has someone) build a local
OpenLDAP server and connection from it to AD, then pointed Evolution to
the local Open LDAP service for name lookup? Based on my limited RTFM it
seems this not only can be done but is the only route to get Linux to
speak to AD (ie not just modifications to a client but having to
impliment the full server on each host). 

Input greatly apreaciated.

On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 14:20, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
> Evolution doesn't support Active Directory, it only supports LDAP
> (unless Connector supports AD, but that's a separate product that I
> know very little about - same for most every Evolution hacker).
> Jeff
> On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 14:55 -0400, Wise, Jeremey wrote: 
> > How do I get Evolution to talk to active directory for email account
> > lookup. I googled around. This is the only major catch for migration
> > from Outlook to Evolution. It is a 'show stopper' though as I can't type
> > worth a darn.
> > 
> > Pointing me to documentation is perfectly fine. I googled around and hit
> > only stuff from RH 6.2 erra.
> > 
> > THanks,
> > 
> > Jeremey Wise.
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