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Re: DN manipulation

Sorry for not directly answering your question, but I'd first answer what
I believe is your implicit question: "what problem do I need to solve?". 
If your problem is having a fully featured LDAP server that gets data form
a fancy (or proprietary) storage, then OpenLDAP's slapd should be modular
enough to allow you to avoid reinventing the wheel (in Italy, we say
"rediscover hot water").  For example, you could simply write a custom
backend or, if your storage has anything in common with any existing
backend, you could simply add a layer (i.e. an overlay) on top of it.  I
strongly recommend you follow this path.  Backend and overlay programming
may be a bit harder than plain libldap programming, but much more rewaring
in terms of functionalities (you would exploit all present and future
features of OpenLDAP's slapd) and performances.


Ing. Pierangelo Masarati
Responsabile Open Solution
OpenLDAP Core Team

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