Multiple people using same user account

Hamish lists at
Wed Feb 9 15:02:03 CET 2005

Hello all
Does anyone have any suggestions about this?

We have a couple of groups of people who share workstations, and thus, also 
email. What we have done so far is to make a single user 
repairs at This works fine for those users, but now the problem 
comes. The manager of the department also wants to receive mail sent to 
repairs at

The obvious answer is to make repairs at a distribution list 
instead, I agree with this, but it is not acceptable to the manager, because 
then the ldap addressbook will be confusing (we are talking dangerously low 
IQ here...) ie
repairsuser at - this is the user account
repairs at - the distribution list that sends to both 
repairsmanager at and repairsuser at

Unfortunately this is unacceptable because there will be 2 similar entries in 
the addressbook, which will confuse. Is there a way of hiding users from the 
addressbook? (I doubt it, because my search base is objectclass=*)

The one we have gone with is to set up forwarding from the user. This is not 
ideal, but it seems to be the best way to do this not-normal task.

If anyone can think of a better way to do this, I would be very grateful for 
any suggestions.

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