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Re: Announce: Net-LDAPapi version 2.00 released
Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
A new release of Net::LDAPapi module is now available for Perl via CPAN.
This release includes compilation against OpenLDAP libraries from
version 2.1 forward. It now supports LDAPv3, including SASL binds.
Great, glad to see this finally making it back out to the world.
Support for the Netscape (now Mozilla) C SDK has been kept, but not
tested. I welcome feedback on the usability with the Mozilla C SDK.
Many thanks to Howard Chu and Symas Corporation for the work done to
realize LDAPv3 support with Net::LDAPapi.
Net::LDAPapi can be obtained from:
For those who have never used Net::LDAPapi, it uses the C interface for
its LDAP operations. This means that it is much faster than the pure
perl Net::LDAP module from the perl-ldap package. However, it also
relies on having the C libraries it was linked against available.
We've observed a 100:1 speed difference between Net::LDAPapi and Net::LDAP.
Usually people writing perl scripts don't seem to take performance or
efficiency into account, because they're just coding up a "quickie tool." But
it then evolves into something else, and eventually gets deployed into
production. We've seen this happen over and over with perl-based web login
scripts, where gradually the web server gets bogged down under its
authentication load. Switching from Net::LDAP to Net::LDAPapi has helped a
number of our customers get their systems back up on their feet.
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/