simo idra at
Tue Feb 13 22:40:44 GMT 2007

On Tue, 2007-02-13 at 10:45 -0800, Howard Chu wrote:
> Andrew Bartlett and I were having a conversation about LDAP APIs and how 
> terrible the current one is, and the fact that the Samba team has 
> implemented their own. On the OpenLDAP Project we've had redesigning the 
> API on our TODO list for a number of years, but there was never enough 
> time/energy to get it done. It seems that perhaps now there may be 
> enough energy, at least, so I've dug up our old list of API flaws and 
> posted it here

I like point 1, 2 and 11 a lot.
10 is a good idea, will make life easier for many.
What do you mean with 6?

> I've already invited folks from the Fedora Directory Server team to 
> participate in this new design, and I'd like to get input from you folks 
> too. Anybody who's done a significant amount of work with LDAP has 
> probably cursed the API more than a few times. Let's fix it.

Is there any proposed set of prototypes already somewhere?


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at

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