LDAP 3.2 Release Announcement

Mon, 4 Dec 1995 17:01:36 -0500 (EST)

Sorry for the cross-posting, but here it finally is!
-- Tim Howes and Mark Smith


LDAP 3.2

The University of Michigan is pleased to announce release 3.2 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 since release 3.1 of LDAP include

- addition of slapd
- addition of ldif database creation and conversion utilities
- addition of slurpd
- addition of centipede
- support for LDAP referrals in libldap
- support for (auto-)character set conversion in libldap
- addition of entry2html() routine in libldap
- additional lber features
- various small feature additions to ldap tools, mail500, etc.
- support for additional platforms
- 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 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:



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, 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.