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OpenLDAP 2.0 Gamma Released

    A N N O U N C E M E N T

    OpenLDAP 2.0-Gamma

    The OpenLDAP Project is pleased to announce the availability
    of OpenLDAP 2.0-Gamma, a suite of the Lightweight Weight
    Directory Protocol servers, clients, utilities, and development

    This gamma release is for TESTING PURPOSES ONLY.
    This gamma release is NOT for GENERAL USE.

    This gamma release contains the following major enhancements:

        * LDAPv3 support
            + RFC 2251-2256
            + Language Tags (RFC 2596)
            + SASL (RFC2829)
            + TLS (RFC2830) and SSL (ldaps://)
            + named references
            + DNS SRV location
        * IPv6 support
        * LDAP over IPC support
        * Updated C API
        * LDIFv1 (RFC2849)
        * Enhanced Standalone LDAP Server:
            + Updated Access Control System
            + Thread Pooling
            + DNS SRV referral backend (experimental)
            + LDAP backend (experimental)
            + SQL backend (experimental)
            + Better tools

    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 mailer - sendmail-compatible mail delivery agents
        * LDAP tools - A collection of command line LDAP utility programs

    In addition, there are some contributed components:

        * 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

    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 LDAP implementation is derived from University of
    Michigan LDAP release 3.3.

    This software is available under the OpenLDAP Public License,
    an unrestrictive, "free," OSS-approved open source license.
    For download information is available at:
    OpenLDAP software is user supported
    The project maintains a FAQ which you may find useful:
    In addition, there are also a number of discussion lists
    related OpenLDAP.  A list of mailing lists is available at:

    To report bugs, please use project's Issue Tracking System:
    The OpenLDAP home page containing lots of interesting information
    and online documentation is available at this URL:


    This release has been ported to many UNIX (and UNIX-like) platforms
    including FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD and most commercial
    UNIX systems.  The release has also been ported (in part or in whole)
    to other platforms including BeOS, MacOS, and MS Windows NT/2000.