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OpenLDAP 2.6 Announcement

OpenLDAP Version 2.6 Release Announcement


The OpenLDAP Project is pleased to announce the general availability of OpenLDAP Software version 2.6, a suite of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3) servers, clients, utilities, documentation, and development tools.

This release contains significant new function that has been contributed by Symas, its customers, and by other organizations and individuals that use OpenLDAP. The Project expects the 2.6 release to be extremely stable in its early releases given the small scope of changes involved. As with all new software, though, the Project recommends that users carefully test the software to ensure it meets their needs.

The following new components and capabilities are highlighted for this release:

####New LDAP Load Balancer Capabilities

  • Additional load balancing strategies
  • Additional options to improve coherence with certain controls and extended operations
  • Ability to log directly to a file bypassing syslog

New OpenLDAP Server Capabilities


  • Ability to log directly to a file bypassing syslog


OpenLDAP Software is developed by the OpenLDAP Project. The Project consists of a team of volunteers who use the Internet to coordinate their activities. The Project is an organized activity of the OpenLDAP Foundation.

OpenLDAP Software is derived from University of Michigan LDAP, release 3.3.


This software is available under the OpenLDAP Public License, a non-restrictive, “free”, open-source license. Download information is available at:

Binary distributions are available from a number of sources, including Symas and the Linux Toolbox (LTB) Project


OpenLDAP Software is user supported:

In addition, commercial support is available from the vendors listed here:

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

In addition, there are also a number of discussion lists related to OpenLDAP Software. 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:

Supported Platforms

This release has been ported to many UNIX (and UNIX-like) platforms including Darwin, 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 MacOS X, IBM zOS, and Microsoft Windows NT/2000/etc.

OpenLDAP is a registered trademark of the OpenLDAP Foundation.

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