Re: building liblber and libldap on pc

Mark Smith (
Wed, 02 Nov 1994 17:38:59 -0500

>From: Jason Cross <>
> To: ldap <>
> We're creating an application which will query quipu using
> ldap. I currently have the application working on solaris
> and now need to port it to a dos machine. The application
> is not Windows (or GUI) based, but DOS based.
> The problem is that we are using LAN Workplace for DOS as
> the TCP/IP stack. We're using Microsoft C/C++ 7.0 for the
> development environment.
> I was wondering what would be the easiest method in compiling
> this for the PC given our configuration? ...

Your best bet would be to port LDAP to run over some API provided by
LAN Workplace under DOS. I am pretty sure Novell provides a BSD
socket-like API, which should make such a port easy. The LDAP code has
been compiled in the past to run over the NCSA Telnet TCP/IP code and
over Sun's PC-NFS (both under DOS). We would be happy to incorporate
any changes needed to support Lan Workplace into a future U-M LDAP