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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 contains the following major enhancements:

		* LDAPv3 support
			- RFC2251 support
			- named referrals
			- named aliases
		* SASL bind support
		* TLS/SSL support
		* Updated C API 
		* Additional SLAPD backends:
			- LDAP backend
			- Perl backend
			- TCL backend

	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
		* LDAP mailers - sendmail-compatibile mail delivery agents
		* 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.

	OpenLDAP software 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.
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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/

	To report bugs, please use project's Issue Tracking System:

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

	The project maintains a FAQ which you may find useful:

		http://www.openldap.org/fag/
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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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	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 AIX, Digital UNIX (OSF/1), FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux,
	NetBSD, NexTSTEP, OpenBSD, SCO, Solaris, SunOS, and Ultrix.
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	The release has also be ported (in part or in whole) to other
	platforms including BeOS, MacOS, and MS Windows 95/NT.
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