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sendmail.net: LDAP directives in sendmail 8.10

Jan 27, 2000, 16:54 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cameron Laird)

"The sendmail 8.10 release, now out in beta, makes it clear that even after two decades, sendmail is still plenty young enough to be learning new tricks. One of these is sendmail 8.10's integration with LDAP, the lightweight directory access protocol. You can think of LDAP as a specialized database for the kinds of information (name, address, title, and so on) that a human-resources department keeps. While the first defining standard for LDAP is almost five years old now, it's just in the last year that marketing campaigns have spread this acronym across the trade magazines. Novell's latest redefinition of itself is as the "Directory Company"; the strongest technical achievement of Microsoft's Windows 2000 is its Active Directory; and all of the usual industry heavyweights, including Cisco, IBM, and AOL, are involved in a tangle of consortia and "directory strategies."

"But why should you care about LDAP? And how do you get to a working system?"

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