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A N N O U N C E M E N T
LDAP 3.3
The University of Michigan is pleased to announce release 3.3 of
UM-LDAP, an implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access
Protocol. LDAP is a draft Internet standard directory service
protocol that runs over TCP/IP. It can be used to provide a
stand-alone directory service, or to provide lightweight access to
the X.500 directory. LDAP is defined by RFC 1777 and RFC 1778.
This release includes the following components:
- slapd - a stand-alone LDAP directory server
- slurpd - a stand-alone LDAP replication server
- ldapd - an LDAP-to-X.500 gateway server
- centipede - an LDAP centroid generation and maintenance program
- libldap - an LDAP client library
- liblber - a lightweight BER/DER encoding/decoding library
- ldif tools - data conversion tools for use with slapd
- in.xfingerd - a finger-to-LDAP gateway server
- go500 - a gopher-to-LDAP gateway server for searching
- go500gw - a gopher-to-LDAP gateway server for searching and browsing
- rcpt500 - an email-to-LDAP query responder
- mail500 - an LDAP-capable mailer
- fax500 - an LDAP-capable mailer that supports remote printing
- LDAP tools - A collection of shell-based LDAP utility programs
A N N O U N C E M E N T -- OpenLDAP 2.1
The OpenLDAP Project is pleased to announce the availability
of OpenLDAP 2.1, a suite of the Lightweight Directory Access
Protocol servers, clients, utilities, and development tools.
This release contains the following major enhancements:
* Transaction oriented backend
* Improved Unicode handlng
* Improved DN handlng
* Improved Referral handlng
* SASL authentication/authorization mapping
* SASL in-directory storage of authentication secrets
* Enhanced administrative limits/access controls
* LDAP backend (experimental)
* Meta backend (experimental)
* Monitor backend (experimental)
* Virtual "glue" backend (experimental)
* LDAP C++ API
* Updated LDAP C and TCL APIs
* LDAPv3 extensions, including:
- Enhanced Language Tag/Range Support
- LDAP 'Who am i?' Extended Operation
- LDAP 'no-op' Control
This release includes the following major components:
* slapd - a stand-alone LDAP directory server
* slurpd - a stand-alone LDAP replication server
* -lldap - a LDAP client library
* -llber - a lightweight BER/DER encoding/decoding library
* LDIF tools - data conversion tools for use with slapd
* LDAP tools - A collection of command line LDAP utility programs
In addition, there are some contributed components:
- web500 - an HTTP-to-LDAP gateway
- whois++d - a WHOIS++-to-LDAP gateway
- saucer - a simple command-line oriented client program
* LDAPC++ - a LDAP C++ SDK
* ldapTCL - a LDAP TCL SDK
CHANGES
This release contains a number of major code changes. It
might be a bit rough around the edges. Use with appropriate
caution.
Changes since release 3.2 of LDAP include
- slurpd has been rewritten as a single process threaded daemon
- ldaptools (ldapsearch, etc) now support the LDIF format
- support for LDAP URLs added to libldap
- improved support for LDAP referrals in libldap
- preliminary test scripts included
- support for additional platforms
- various bug fixes and build fixes
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
OpenLDAP is developed by a team of volunteers whose use
the Internet to coordinate their activities. The project is
managed by the OpenLDAP Foundation.
OpenLDAP LDAP implementation is derived from University of
Michigan LDAP release 3.3.
See the CHANGES file in the distribution for more details.
AVAILABILITY
This software is freely available to anyone for any lawful purpose,
subject to the U-M copyright notice and disclaimer. The software is
available for anonymous ftp from the following location:
This software is available under the OpenLDAP Public License,
an unrestrictive, "free," OSS-approved open source license.
For download information is available at:
http://www.OpenLDAP.org/software/download/
ftp://terminator.rs.itd.umich.edu/ldap/ldap-3.3.tar.Z
SUPPORT
The software is provided as is without any express or implied
warranty, but there is a bug reporting mail address which is
responded to on a best-effort basis:
OpenLDAP software is user supported:
http://www.openldap.org/support/
The OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide, which includes quick
start instructions, is available at:
http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin/
The project maintains a FAQ which you may find useful:
http://www.openldap.org/faq/
ldap-support@umich.edu
In addition, there are also a number of discussion lists
related OpenLDAP. A list of mailing lists is available at:
In addition, there is a discussion list for issues relating to this
implementation of ldap:
http://www.OpenLDAP.org/lists/
ldap@umich.edu -- discussion list
ldap-request@umich.edu -- to join the list
To report bugs, please use project's Issue Tracking System:
Comments or questions about the LDAP protocol in general should be
sent to the IETF ASID discussion group:
http://www.openldap.org/its/
ietf-asid@umich.edu -- discussion list
ietf-asid-request@umich.edu -- to join the list
The OpenLDAP home page containing lots of interesting information
and online documentation is available at this URL:
An LDAP home page containing lots of interesting information and
online documentation is available at this URL:
http://www.OpenLDAP.org/
http://www.umich.edu/~rsug/ldap/
SUPPORTED PLATFORMS
This release has been ported to many UNIX platforms, including
SunOS 4.1.x, Solaris 2.x, Ultrix 4.3, HP-UX 9.05, AIX 3.2.5,
SCO, FreeBSD, NetBSD, LINUX, IRIX, Digital Unix (OSF/1), and
NeXTSTEP 3.2. This release has also been ported to VMS.
This release has been ported to many UNIX (and UNIX-like) platforms
including FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD and most commercial UNIX
systems. The release has also been ported (in part or in whole) to
other platforms including Apple's MacOS and Microsoft's Windows 2000.
The client libraries and some clients have also been ported to
MacOS 7.x, MSDOS (some TCP stacks), and MS Windows 3.1/95/NT.
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OpenLDAP 2.1 BETA README
For a description of what this distribution contains, see the
ANNOUNCEMENT file in this directory.
This is a 2.1 beta release.
It is NOT intended for general use.
For a description of what this distribution contains, see the
ANNOUNCEMENT file in this directory. For a description of
changes from previous releases, see the CHANGES file in this
directory.
This is 2.1 release. 2.1 releases includes significant changes
from prior releases.
REQUIRED SOFTWARE
Build OpenLDAP requires a number of software packages to be
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