Understood - however, from what I have been seeing, the items that
FC-DS has is to syn passwords.
I was under the impression that it did more, but as previously stated, I
don't know. The documentation isn't great, so I suggest that you
subscribe to the Fedora DS list, and ask a direct question about what
you're trying to accomplish.
What I'm trying to find out (and so far
with very little luck) that its near impossible to have a one sided
replication (AD to FC-DS).
*Sigh* the search continues...
There are other options. Novel has a product ("Identity Manager", I
believe), which can replicate the data from AD to Fedora DS.
Sun also has a caching LDAP proxy server which is available at no cost
which may accomplish what you want. What you won't get from it is
authentication, I believe. AD uses Kerberos for auth, and I don't
expect the proxy server to cache that. For that matter, I don't even
know whether or not AD supports simple binds. ;)