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Update the announcement for 2.0-alpha (needs work... suggestions welcomed).

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A N N O U N C E M E N T
OpenLDAP 1.1
OpenLDAP 2.0-alpha
The OpenLDAP Project is pleased to announce the availability
of OpenLDAP release 1.1, a suite of the Lightweight Weight
of OpenLDAP release 2.0-alpha, a suite of the Lightweight Weight
Directory Protocol servers, clients, utilities, and development tools.
OpenLDAP is derived from University of Michigan LDAP release 3.3.
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
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
In addition, there are some contributed components:
- 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
CHANGES
Changes from OpenLDAP 1.0
- improved build environment with dynamic library support,
- externally configurable client library support: ldap.conf(5),
- improved password security features include SHA1, MD5, crypt(3)
user and root passwords instead of clear-text password
- integrated SDK and tools for MS NT,
- platforms updates, and
- numerous bug fixes and build changes.
Changes from U. Mich release 3.3
- TCP Wrappers support added to slapd,
- Berkeley DB2 compatibility added to slapd,
- ACL enhancements including Access by Group and POSIX regex(3) support,
- platforms updates, and
- numerous bug fixes and build changes.
See the CHANGES file in the distribution for more details.
* 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.
AVAILABILITY
This software is available under the OpenLDAP Public License.
For download information is available at:
http://www.OpenLDAP.org/software/download/
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.
OpenLDAP-bugs@OpenLDAP.org
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/
In addition, there are also a number of discussion lists
related OpenLDAP. A list of mailing lists is available at:
http://www.OpenLDAP.org/lists/
http://www.OpenLDAP.org/lists/
The OpenLDAP home page containing lots of interesting information
and online documentation is available at this URL:
http://www.OpenLDAP.org/
http://www.OpenLDAP.org/
SUPPORTED PLATFORMS
This release has been ported to many UNIX (and UNIX-like) platforms
including AIX, Digital UNIX (OSF/1), FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux,
NetBSD, NexTSTEP, OpenBSD, SCO, Solaris, SunOS, and Ultrix.
The client libraries and some clients have also been ported to
MS Windows 95/NT.
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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