gyurco at freemail.hu
Thu Jan 29 14:08:11 GMT 2004
Adriaan de Groot wrote:
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> On Thursday 29 January 2004 09:10, Daniel Molkentin wrote:
>>I'd like to know if kuser is actively maintained (I see that Adriaan de
>>Groot is the maintainer, hey, what are your plans?). I fixed some bugs
> I'm "maintainer" because it was unmaintained and caused fatal systemwide
> problems requiring a reinstall under FreeBSD. Good show that. So I'd be more
> than glad if someone else would take it and give it some care - while taking
> care that it doesn't break on non-Linux systems. I - or the KDE-FreeBSD team
> - - can give you a hand with and FBSD specific stuff you need.
>>and have some plans with KUser. One of them is to add LDAP support via
>>"user database plugins" (actually I think about generic abstract base
>>user and group classes, than the actual implementation can use files,
>>ldap, etc...) with my new LDAP ioslave - apropo, any comments on this:
> I saw that message, but thought I was unqualified to respond since I don't
> have anything LDAP'ish. I might only point to the IMAP ioslave, which after
> much effort will probably be abandoned since the ioslave model didn't map
> well to the kind of data transfers you do in IMAP.
>>Should I drop the whole code out, or is it worth for me to beg for CVS
>>access, and apply myself?
> I don't know what the current guidelines are. In the spirit of meritocracy, it
> might be worthwhile to send patches to me & kde-devel to start with, and I'll
> apply. Then you'll have at least one person saying "György _needs_ a CVS
> account" after that.
Thanks for the answer, I think I will send the bugfixes and the minor
The LDAP ioslave doesn't worse for the ioslave model than e.g. the SMTP,
and has one interesting feature using with Konqueror: Open an LDAP
entry, edit with an text editor (LDIF format), then save back to the
server! Anyone who wants to try, type ldap://www.nldap.com to read-only
access the Novell LDAP test site. Also possible to test SSL with
ldaps://www.nldap.com, or TLS with ldap://www.nldap.com????x-tls
Only one problem with SSL/TLS: the code doesn't use the KDE certificate
handling facilities, but rely on the openldap libs, so it's possible you
need to configure it via /etc/openldap/ldap.conf (see man ldap.conf).
I hope someone who are aware in LDAP issues will react.
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