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Configuring Directory Assistance
First, create a Directory Assistance database from the DA50.NTF template and replicate it to the servers that will use it. In order to use Directory Assistance, a server must contain a local replica of a Directory Assistance database. In the Domino Directory Server documents of these servers --> "Directory Assistance database name" field, add the database file name.
Next, create a Directory Assistance document in the Directory Assistance database to describe a particular directory, how it will be used, how it will connect to the directory, and how to find alternate replicas for failover. You use one Directory Assistance document to configure all the services for a directory and its replicas.
: Setting up Directory Assistance in a Domino domain.
1. Create and replicate a Directory Assistance database. Example:
2. Set up servers to use the Directory Assistance database.
3. Create a Directory Assistance document for each Domino Directory or Extended Directory Catalog for which you want to provide Directory Assistance.
4. Go to the Directory Assistance document --> "Domain type --> select Notes.
5. Save the document.
Setting up Directory Assistance for an LDAP directory.
1. Repeat Steps 1 -2 above.
2. Create a Directory Assistance document for each remote LDAP directory for which you want to provide Directory Assistance.
3. Go to the Directory Assistance document --> "Domain type" --> select LDAP.
Each server process that detects a local Directory Assistance database configuration loads the directory information configured in the Directory Assistance database into an internal memory table. During server startup and thereafter at five-minute intervals, each server process checks for changes to the Directory Assistance database configuration and if found, each process reloads its internal memory table to reflect the changes.
To look up names in a Domino Directory or an Extended Directory Catalog, the server uses NAMELookup calls. To look up names in a remote LDAP directory, a server uses a gateway feature that translates NAMELookup calls to LDAP operations, and then translates LDAP operations back to NAMELookup calls. A Domino server does not have to run the LDAP service to use a remote LDAP directory for directory services.
Deciding which server performs the lookup
By default, the lookup is performed against the user's mail server. This is done to reduce the configuration needed on the Traveler server and to provide more consistent results with a Notes client.
You can change this behavior to perform the lookup operation against the Traveler server. To do this, set the following parameter in the notes.ini file: NTS_TRAVELER_AS_LOOKUP_SERVER=True
Directory Assistance scenarios
Detailed information pertaining to Directory Assistance can be found at the following link