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From "Jordi Pujol" <>
Subject Re: distribution list, group of Contacts and groupOfNames
Date Sun, 03 May 2009 08:53:52 GMT
Yes, perhaps this is a solution, but it doesn't work if you don't have an 
automatic manner to fill the mail 'attribute' with the list of
mail attributes of the members of the group (with a semicolon between every 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ioannis Mavroukakis" <>
To: <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2009 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: distribution list, group of Contacts and groupOfNames

> You could provide a schema extension and define the attributes you  need 
> :-)
> On 3 May 2009, at 07:03, "Jordi Pujol" <> 
> wrote:
>> Hi, all!
>> My names is Jordi and i'm implementing an addressbook in Apache 
>> Directory Server to work with several email clients like Windows  Mail, 
>> Windows Live Mail, etc...
>> This work well with normal contacts, if you know the mappings that  use 
>> Windows email clients...
>> But the problem comes when i try to emulate the group of contacts in  the 
>> LDAP side...
>> As you know there are two group classes in LDAP, groupOfNames and 
>> groupOfUniqueNames, but they hasn't the mail attribute....
>> In past, there was the rfc822mailmember but it seems that is 
>> deprecated....
>> If i build the groupOfNames, i can find from the email client, but 
>> obviously, doesn't have the mail attribute.....
>> My question, there is any solution to acomplish that?
>> I think that perhap a solution is to build a procedure that we you  call 
>> from email clients with their cn=emailList return a "contact"  with mail 
>> attribute build in with the list of mail members......
>> Before start to study how to do that, program it, etc.... anyone  knows 
>> if this idea is useful and can work?
>> Thanks to all! 

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