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RE: Sendmail and Oracle Internet Directory

From: Peter Johnson <>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 15:17:40 -0800
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         I am trying to import the sendmail.schema file from The problem is that it contains a matching rule called caseIgnoreIA5SubstringsMatch which OID doesn't support. There is a caseIgnoreSubstringsMatch rule. I don't know if the IA5 part is important to sendmail.

Oracle's response is "you can't add it and any attempts to add it are unsupported."
>You can add new object classes and objects by modifying subSchemaSubentry.
>You cannot, however, add new matching rules and syntaxes beyond those
>already supported by Oracle Internet Directory. "
>You cannot add caseIgnoreIA5SubstringsMatch, nor can you modify existing
>Matching Rules. Attempting to add or modify existing Matching Rules is not

At 02:13 PM 03/21/2003 -0800, you wrote:
>So Oracle doesn't support it (go figure), what about adding the schema
>yourself? That can't void Oracle Support can it?
>I think you're looking for RFC2307. I can't find the doc at Sun, but there
>is a PDF at
>You may need to rework the LDIFs to get it imported into OID.
>As a second option, you may be able to use SunOne (or OpenLDAP) *with* OID.
>Oracle Internet Directory Administrator's Guide
>Release 9.2
>Part Number A96574-01
>Part VIII
>Rich Jesse System/Database Administrator
> Quad/Tech International, Sussex, WI USA
>"Beer is proof God loves us."
> -- Benjamin Franklin
>-----Original Message-----
>Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 3:24 PM
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>I'm trying to setup the sendmail feature ldap_routing using
>Oracle Internet Directory (OID)for the LDAP server.
>There is a matching rule in the sendmail schema called
>caseExactIA5SubstringsMatch not doesn't exist in OID.
>Has anyone found a way to resolve this problem?
>I opened a tar with Oracle and was basically told 'to bad, use openldap'.
> >Matching rules are part of the basic Oracle OID schema and it is not
> >possible to add new or modify existing matching rules that are part of the
> >schema. If you want to use sendmail with LDAP you will need to use
> >something like openldap that does support the required matching rules you
> >
> >The caseExactIA5SubstringsMatch matching rule has not been coded into the
> >OID schema up to this point because there has not been a requirement for
> >
> >You can create an enhancement request to have this added into OID by
> >accessing
>Peter Johnson, DBA
>Humboldt State University
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Peter Johnson, DBA
Humboldt State University

Those that can give up essential liberty Received on Fri Mar 21 2003 - 17:17:40 CST

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