One Address Book to Rule Them All...

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I have been looking into setting up an LDAP server. I think it would be nice to place all of my contact list information in one place, and have that repository be accessible over the internet. I’ve heard good things about OpenLDAP, so I downloaded and built it.

Now, I’m pulling my hair out trying to get it to work. It’s dawning on me why LDAP hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. If anyone has done anything similar to what I’m trying to do (which has to be the most common use of LDAP in the world) tips would be appreciated.

Lastly, I was excited to find out that the guys at Novell had created a Java interface into LDAP, JLDAP. This was good news for me because it allows me to use my contact information for other cool/programmatic things (mailing lists, etc).

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Hey there. My name is Carter Rabasa and I am a husband and father of two beautiful daughters Catherine and Emily. I live in Seattle, WA.