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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

    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

CHANGES

    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

    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:

	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:

	ldap-support@umich.edu

    In addition, there is a discussion list for issues relating to this
    implementation of ldap:

	ldap@umich.edu			-- discussion list
	ldap-request@umich.edu		-- to join the list

    Comments or questions about the LDAP protocol in general should be
    sent to the IETF ASID discussion group:

	ietf-asid@umich.edu		-- discussion list
	ietf-asid-request@umich.edu	-- to join the list

    An LDAP home page containing lots of interesting information and
    online documentation is available at this URL:

        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.

    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.