Ticket #1332930 (Feature Requests)

Jason Dixon jason at dixongroup.net
Fri Aug 11 19:36:02 CEST 2006

On Aug 11, 2006, at 1:27 PM, Mark Edwards wrote:

> On Aug 11, 2006, at 10:23 AM, Jason Dixon wrote:
>> On Aug 11, 2006, at 12:18 PM, Mark Edwards wrote:
>>> On an aside, why do all these clients only support read-access to  
>>> LDAP?  Seems like it would really great to be able to use LDAP in  
>>> place of a local address book in all of your clients, but that's  
>>> not a possibility if you can't write to it.
>>> I don't get why it is only considered to be useful for reading  
>>> from.  Something in the design of it?
>> Lightweight Directory Access Protocol was designed to be a  
>> "lightweight directory access protocol".  :)  That is, it is  
>> highly optimized for many reads, few writes.  Contact information  
>> should not change frequently.  If you want to do a lot of writes,  
>> you use a database.
> Right, well it would be great if ANY mail client supported a  
> standard protocol for networking address books.  It just seems  
> absurd that this hasn't been covered yet.

I think that LDAP *is* a standard for "networking address books".   
But that doesn't mean that your webmail interface is the right place  
to administer it.  ;-)

Jason Dixon
DixonGroup Consulting

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