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OpenLDAP 2.1 Released

A N N O U N C E M E N T -- OpenLDAP 2.1

    The OpenLDAP Project is pleased to announce the availability
    of OpenLDAP 2.1, a suite of the Lightweight Directory Access
    Protocol servers, clients, utilities, and development tools.

    This release contains the following major enhancements:

        * Transactional backend
        * Improved Unicode handling
        * Improved DN handlng
        * Improved Referral handling
        * SASL authentication/authorization mapping
        * SASL in-directory storage of authentication secrets
        * Enhanced administrative limits/access controls
        * Meta backend (experimental)
        * Monitor backend (experimental)
        * Virtual "glue" backend (experimental)
        * LDAP C++ API
        * Updated LDAP C and TCL APIs
        * LDAPv3 extensions, including:
            - Enhanced Language Tag/Range Support
            - 'Who am i?' Extended Operation
            - 'Matched Values' Control

    This release includes the following major components:

        * slapd - a stand-alone LDAP directory server
        * slurpd - a stand-alone LDAP replication server
        * -lldap - a LDAP client library
        * -llber - a lightweight BER/DER encoding/decoding library
        * LDIF tools - data conversion tools for use with slapd
        * LDAP tools - A collection of command line LDAP utility programs

    In addition, there are some contributed components:

        * LDAPC++ - a LDAP C++ SDK
        * ldapTCL - a LDAP TCL SDK

    This release contains a number of major code changes.  It
    might be a bit rough around the edges.  Use with appropriate


    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," OSI-approved open source license.
    For download information is available at:



    OpenLDAP software is user supported:


    The OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide, which includes quick
    start instructions, is available at:


    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 Apple's MacOS and Microsoft's Windows 2000.