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Use a free LDAP server with Address Book
Authored by: meitar on Apr 30, '08 10:38:18AM

Thanks for this tip! It turns out the issues were mostly caused by Address Book's weird behavior, now documented over on's site:

The issue turned out to be mostly confusion caused by the fact that in apply any changes to any of the LDAP directory server settings in Address Book, you need to quit the application, then relaunch it. If you just change the directory's LDAP settings, but don't quit the application, all your searches for that directory are still actually using the settings you had previously and not the ones that the LDAP settings preference sheet are displaying to you. How very un-Apple-like! And yes, I've reported this to Apple through their web site feedback form

Still, thank you!

-Meitar Moscovitz

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