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Old 07-08-2005, 02:14 PM   #1
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Address book server for email clients

Hey guys,

I'm new to these boards but I'll probably be a pest around here for a while. My boss just put me in charge of setting up a web directory (he wants to avoid setting up a mail server). This would run off an LDAP server and it would give outlook users a global address book. This address book would have to be updated every x interval of time. Contacts would probably be set up in an oracle database.

I know my question is kind of broad but I really don't know where to start since he didn't seem quite sure as to what he wanted but I know this:

-address book server for email clients
-oracle database

Thanks for any help

Old 07-09-2005, 09:03 AM   #2
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I'm out on a limb here ... but when i did this (and there is a good chance that i did do it the long way), I used a mysql data base to store the data and got the software to interface with the database.

What I'm guessing is you want an interface to remove the issue of writting it yourself.

This link seems to be along the lines of what you want:

Aside from this Google turns up "evolution data server" which is capable to serving to several programs besides evolution.


Actually - I had a look at the IBM thing and it looks pretty decent and comprehensive. You do have to sign up, but it's free and you don't have to give them info besides your email ...

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