[GLLUG] Perl programming project

Marco van Beek mvanbeek at supporting-role.co.uk
Wed Apr 8 16:54:09 UTC 2020


Resending this as I still haven't found anyone and circumstances have 
changed massively in the last 6 weeks.

Cheers all.


On 20/02/2020 10:56, Marco van Beek wrote:
> Hi All,
> Wondering if there is anyone on the list who fancies a little Perl 
> programming project?
> The resulting code would be open source (and happy for the author to 
> put it up on SourceForge / etc) and it would appear to be a "much 
> sort-for but never found" bit of code if my web searches are anything 
> to go by.
> Long story short, we are trying to migrate from Samba3 with our own 
> somewhat hacked version of OpenLDAP to Samba4 that has it's own 
> version of LDAP that isn't really suitable for a couple of things we 
> need to do with it.
> Basically we currently have an LDAP address book which is used by our 
> desktop phones and our scanner. We also have started to use CardDAV as 
> support is slowly extended into Thunderbird and Outlook (via a 
> plug-in) but the VOIP phones and MFD do not understand CardDAV, so we 
> need something to allow CardDAV to answer LDAP queries. After much 
> unsuccessful searching (found one bit of bespoke code but the author 
> never got back to me) I have figured out that OpenLDAP can use a Perl 
> backend, and there is a Perl module that does CardDAV. We do not need 
> a full two way conversation between the two, but as a project this 
> does have the potential for a much bigger scope.
> Anyway, my Perl programming days are a while ago and right now whilst 
> not exactly cash rich, I am time poor, so happy to throw some money in 
> someone's direction if they think they can pull it off. I don't think 
> it is more than a couple of days worth of work, but setting up a 
> CardDAV system and an OpenLDAP system would be time consuming so we 
> could fire up a VM with these already set up for someone to play with 
> if that was needed.
> If anybody out there is interested let me know.
> Cheers,
> Marco

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