On 17 December at 5:30 AM, the UVM People directory will be upgraded.
The current implementation which utilizes an old format will be replaced
with an LDAP service, an industry-standard method for managing
directories. LDAP will help make it feasible to implement future
information systems that rely on directory information, such as using
one sign-on for access to multiple systems. It also lets us implement
privacy policies more flexibly.
This upgrade will allow delivery of the Network ID form of email address
([log in to unmask]) as well as continuing to allow the standard email
address ([log in to unmask]) and Zoo email address ([log in to unmask]).
You do not need to change any of your email settings, we have put a CSO
to LDAP gateway in place to handle queries from mail programs and the
"ph" command on the central unix cluster (aka zoo.uvm.edu).
To see what the new "UVM People" page will look like, you can point your
web browser at
The permanent address for the UVM People page will continue to be:
You can get there by clicking the "UVM People" link near the top of the
UVM home page.
Access to the data in the LDAP service will be based on user
authentication instead of whether the computer making the request is on
or off campus. To see a description of how this will work, point your
What will not be happening:
- "zoo." will NOT be automatically removed from addresses in outgoing mail.
For more information about the standard email address and associated
changes, please see:
Frank Swasey | http://www.uvm.edu/~fcs
Systems Programmer | Always remember: You are UNIQUE,
University of Vermont | just like everyone else.
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