ldap-3.2b1 release

Mon, 03 Apr 1995 14:24:11 -0400

Hi guys. The following is an announcement about the release of ldap
version 3.2b1. This is a beta release. Please take it and try it out
only if you are going to give us feedback. It includes an alpha
version of the stand-alone ldap daemon slapd that you might want to
take a look at. See the appended announcement and CHANGES file in the
distribution for more details. We are looking to make a final 3.2
release in the next few weeks. So please get us any comments/changes/
requests/etc. you have asap. -- Tim and Mark


LDAP 3.2b1

*** This is a beta release ***

The University of Michigan is pleased to announce release 3.2b1 of
UM-LDAP, an implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access
Protocol. LDAP is a proposed Internet standard protocol for
accessing X.500, that runs over TCP/IP. It is similar in function
to the DAS and DIXIE protocols described in RFC's 1202 and 1249,
respectively. LDAP itself is defined by RFC 1777 and RFC 1778.

This release includes the following components:

- slapd - A stand-alone LDAP server (alpha release)
- ldapd - An LDAP-to-X.500 server
- libldap - An LDAP client library
- liblber - A lightweight BER/DER encoding/decoding library
- in.xfingerd, an LDAP-based finger daemon
- go500 - A gopher index server to LDAP gateway for local searching
- go500gw - A general gopher to LDAP gateway for browsing and searching
- ud - A tty-based LDAP client
- rcpt500 - An email LDAP query responder
- mail500 - An LDAP-capable mailer
- fax500 - An LDAP-capable mailer that support remote printing
- LDAP tools - A collection of shell-based LDAP utility programs

In addition, there are some contributed components:

- web500 - A web to LDAP gateway
- whois++d - A local WHOIS++ to LDAP gateway
- saucer - a simple command-line oriented client program

ISODE (either version 8.0 or IC or Nexor) is required to build the
ldapd server, but the clients and associated libraries and stand-alone
slapd server can be built separately without having ISODE.


Changes from release 3.1 of LDAP include

- addition of slapd, a stand-alone ldap server that does
not require X.500 (an alpha release - see servers/slapd/README)
- addition of libavl (generic avl routines - used by slapd)
- addition of libldbm (generic dbm glue routines - used by slapd)
- addition of liblthread (generic threads glue routines - used by slapd)
- support for additional platforms (NeXTSTEP, SCO)
- addition of entry2html() routine in libldap
- additional lber features ('o' format, save session to a file)
- support for Borland C 3.1
- various small feature additions to ldap tools, mail500, etc.
- various bug fixes

See the CHANGES file in the distribution for more details.


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:



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:


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 OSI-DS discussion group:

osi-ds@cs.ucl.ac.uk -- discussion list
osi-ds-request@cs.ucl.ac.uk -- to join the list


This release has been ported to many unix platforms, including
SunOS 4.1.3, Solaris 2.3, Ultrix 4.3, HP-UX 9.05, AIX 3.2.5,
SCO, and NeXTSTEP 3.2. It has also been ported to VMS.

The client libraries and some clients have also been ported to
MacOS 7.1 and 7.5, MSDOS (some TCP stacks), and MS-Windows 3.1.