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Win2k LDAP and Linux oh my!

Alright bear with me on this one while I explain what i want to do:
	Currently we have a Win2K domain (running Active Directory), also were
using the better things in life like Debian for our email and etc.  In the
future were looking at installing a better firewall that has VPN support,
and according to the company selling us the firewall we can use LDAP to
authenticate users.
	Right now as it goes I have to setup the user on the Win2K server, then on
the email server.   Then in the future im going to have to also add them to
the firewall.  Remote sites which i will be controlling are going to be the
same way.  Plus right now we do not have any email address lists since were
using outlook, well short of the users address book.  So with that in mind
we wouldnt mind seeing the other important information for the person
besides there email address like there phone number and etc pull up in
   	Okay with all this in mind, im thinking LDAP is my answer to all of
these problems.   I should be able to setup everyone in LDAP and then LDAP
will propogate all this information to the linux box, the firewall, the
WIN2K server and also let my users query for addresses and information like
that.  Or maybe I would input the information into Win2K box and the LDAP
server would pass it around...none the less something has to be in place to
connect these several different devices on the network, soon to be networks!

Any ideas would be appreciated.


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