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ldbmcat does not produce RFC2253 DN: lines (ITS#135)

Full_Name: Paul Makepeace
Version: 1.2.1, BDB 2.7.3
OS: Solaris 7
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
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openldap:dbm$ /usr/local/sbin/ldbmcat archive/id2entry.dbb | grep 'dn: .*, '
dn: cn=Paul Makepeace, LDAP deployment,ou=hacker,dc=realprogrammers,dc=com

Commas which appear in RDNs are not being escaped as \, but appear unadorned.

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2253.txt, section 2.4 says:

   If the UTF-8 string does not have any of the following characters
   which need escaping, then that string can be used as the string
   representation of the value.

    o   a space or "#" character occurring at the beginning of the

    o   a space character occurring at the end of the string

    o   one of the characters ",", "+", """, "\", "<", ">" or ";"

   Implementations MAY escape other characters.

   If a character to be escaped is one of the list shown above, then it
   is prefixed by a backslash ('\' ASCII 92).

   Otherwise the character to be escaped is replaced by a backslash and
   two hex digits, which form a single byte in the code of the