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Creating LDAP address book entries to share
Authored by: jecwobble on Jan 26, '04 11:22:38AM

I just want to share my addresses with my wife (on the same computer) and vice versa. When either one of us updates a given person or group, I want the change to be reflected in the other user's account.

I haven't read too deeply into this hint, but at first blush, it seems like overkill for my needs. I have no home network to speak of (connect a Pismo via AirPort and Ethernet from time to time), so I have no other uses for LDAP that I can think of, and I want something that requires little or no maintenance (although I don't mind a little setup time). And I don't want to make my computer any more 'insecure' than it already is.

Can anyone familiar with LDAP confirm that it's not what I'm looking for? Anyone offer an alternative for my needs? Thanks.



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Creating LDAP address book entries to share
Authored by: Nimitz on Jan 27, '04 05:03:25AM

There are easier (and mostly commercial) solutions for addressbook sharing.

The hint is intended for those of us who work in a small (5+ users) to large corporate/educational or governmental organisation. And for those that like to fiddle with their expensive but omnipotent MacOS X Server software, so that they can use free technology to accomplish the same (albeit more powerfull) result than commercial programs.

Come'on Apple, implement a 'Share your address-book via Rendez-Vous' function in AddressBook for the masses!

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Creating LDAP address book entries to share
Authored by: CHRISMURPHY on Aug 17, '04 03:54:29PM

Also have the same problem. Have you managed to sort it???



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Creating LDAP address book entries to share
Authored by: jstal on Aug 31, '04 08:52:07AM

Maybe you just need a single contact database file in /Users/Shared. Most PIM programs won't like having the file opened by two copies of the software, so quit in one user before starting in another user. This could be an issue if you use fast user switching.



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