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	A N N O U N C E M E N T
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	OpenLDAP 2.0-Alpha
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	The OpenLDAP Project is pleased to announce the availability
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	of OpenLDAP release 2.0-Alpha, a suite of the Lightweight Weight
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	Directory Protocol servers, clients, utilities, and development tools.

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	This release is for REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY.
	This release is NOT FOR GENERAL USE.
	This release is NOT feature complete nor well tested.

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	This release contains the following major enhancements:

		* LDAPv3 support
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			+ RFC2251-2256
			+ named referrals
			+ DNS SRV location
		* SASL support
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		* TLS/SSL support
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		* IPv6 support
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		* LDAP over IPC support
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		* Updated C API 
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		* Enhanced Standalone LDAP Server:
			+ Updated Access Control System
			+ Thread Pooling
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			+ DNS SRV referral backend
			+ LDAP backend
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			+ new (Perl, SQL, TCL) programmable backends
			+ Better tools
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	This release includes the following major components:

		* slapd - a stand-alone LDAP directory server
		* slurpd - a stand-alone LDAP replication server
		* -lldap - an LDAP client library
		* -llber - a lightweight BER/DER encoding/decoding library
		* LDIF tools - data conversion tools for use with slapd
		* LDAP gateways - finger, gopher, email to LDAP gateways
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		* LDAP mailer - sendmail-compatibile mail delivery agents
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		* LDAP tools - A collection of command line LDAP utility programs
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	In addition, there are some contributed components:
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		* ldapTCL - the NeoSoft TCL LDAP SDK 
		* gtk-tool - a demonstration ldap interface written gtk
		* php3-tool - a demonstration ldap interface written php3 
		* saucer - a simple command-line oriented client program
		* whois++d - a WHOIS++-to-LDAP gateway


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.

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	OpenLDAP LDAP implementation is derived from University of
	Michigan LDAP release 3.3.
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AVAILABILITY

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	This software is available under the OpenLDAP Public License,
	an unrestrictive, "free," OSS-approved open source license.
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	For download information is available at:
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		http://www.OpenLDAP.org/software/download/
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SUPPORT

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	OpenLDAP software is user supported
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		http://www.openldap.org/support/

	The project maintains a FAQ which you may find useful:

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		http://www.openldap.org/faq/
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	In addition, there are also a number of discussion lists
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	related OpenLDAP.  A list of mailing lists is available at:
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		http://www.OpenLDAP.org/lists/
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	To report bugs, please use project's Issue Tracking System:

		http://www.openldap.org/its/

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	The OpenLDAP home page containing lots of interesting information
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	and online documentation is available at this URL:
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		http://www.OpenLDAP.org/

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SUPPORTED PLATFORMS

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	This release has been ported to many UNIX (and UNIX-like) platforms
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	including FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD and most commericial
	UNIX systems.  The release has also been ported (in part or in whole)
	to other platforms including BeOS, MacOS, and MS Windows NT/2000.
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