Ticket #774 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

alpine should be aware of the MIT LDAP server

Reported by: achernya Owned by: achernya
Priority: low Milestone: Natty Alpha
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


alpine should be configured to use the MIT LDAP servers for addressbook/name lookups by Debathena.

Specifically, the line


needs to become

ldap-servers=ldap.mit.edu:389 "/base=dc=mit,dc=edu"

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by achernya

  • Status changed from new to committed

Fixed in r24924

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by quentin

How does this differ from the default behavior of looking up names in Hesiod? In fact, I think I prefer Hesiod names to LDAP names.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by geofft

LDAP should let you browse for e-mail addresses based on name, i.e., actual address book functionality. Hesiod only lets you look up a name (passwd entry) from a username.

(I haven't actually tested this yet, though)

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by geofft

  • Status changed from committed to development

Yeah, LDAP only affects the address book, not name lookup.

Technically, Alpine doesn't know anything about Hesiod for name lookup (which makes sense, we threw away all the Hesiod patches quite a while ago). It's looking up your names from NSS, which is often but not always configured to backend to Hesiod. And it continues to do so -- if I search for myself in LDAP and compose a mail, it goes to "Geoffrey G Thomas", but if I just start a blank composer, it continues to go to "Geoffrey Thomas".

Anyway, uploaded.

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from development to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

This got moved to -proposed on 1/23, and is now in production

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