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Increase in enquiries for migrations from Sun Directory and other directory servers to OpenLDAP

LinuxOpenLDAPOpen SourceSuretec Hi all,

Everyone involved in the directory sector and OpenLDAP has been seeing lots more enquiries to migrate from Sun Directory to OpenLDAP as the future of Sun Directory, now Oracle owns Sun is becoming a concern, as is their new pricing model. We obviously have experience doing this and migration from any other directory server.

If you want to convert your enterprise directory from a proprietary and expensive closed-source supplier to OpenLDAP, a modern, more efficient, and less expensive Open Source software solution please do contact us.

Our partners Symas also have a Directory Services Upgrade Program that we can do for you in the UK:

Convert your Enterprise Directory from a proprietary and expensive closed-source supplier to OpenLDAP, a modern, more efficient, and less expensive Open Source software solution. Typically, enterprises dramatically reduce their annual cost converting to OpenLDAP from Sun, Oracle, Netscape, or iPlanet Directory Services products. The workload requires half or less the power and capacity for substantially improved performance. This is a relatively easy transition to make because LDAPv3 is highly standardized and OpenLDAP conforms to the most demanding requirements of the Internet Standards (RFC[?] 4511 and related RFCs)..

Symas Corporation will be glad to consult with your team and offer you a fixed-price, fixed schedule offer for conversion of your Enterprise Directory technology. This service includes:

- A complete evaluation of your present Directory Services servers
- A Detailed plan for implementation of the new technology
- A roadmap for conversion of existing LDAP[?] applications and data feeds
- Conversion of schema definitions
- Access Control conversions/implementation
- Database transfer and clean-up
- OpenLDAP deployment, tuning and configuration
- SSL Certificate Conversion
- Database reload
- Assistance with application testing
- Operational team training (LDAP University)
- One year of standard Gold
- level Symas OpenLDAP technical support


Please do contact us.

Thanks,

Gavin.

OpenLDAP 2.4.23 released

OpenLDAPOpen SourceSuretec OpenLDAP 2.4.23 is now officially out. Download now and review the final changes list:


OpenLDAP 2.4.23 is now available for download as detailed on our download page:
http://www.openldap.org/software/download/

and should soon be available on all official mirrors:
ftp://ftp.openldap.org/pub/OpenLDAP/MIRRORS

This is a maintenance release and is made available for general use. Users of OpenLDAP Software are encouraged to upgrade.

Significant contributors to this release include:
Howard Chu (Symas Corp)
Quanah Gibson-Mount (Yahoo! Inc)
Ralf Haferkamp (SUSE Linux)
Pierangelo Masarati (Politecnico di Milano)

OpenLDAP 2.4.23 Release (2010/06/30)
Fixed libldap to return server's error code (ITS#6569)
Fixed libldap memleaks (ITS#6568)
Fixed liblutil off-by-one with delta (ITS#6541)
Fixed slapd acls with glued databases (ITS#6468)
Fixed slapd syncrepl rid logging (ITS#6533)
Fixed slapd modrdn handling of invalid values (ITS#6570)
Fixed slapd-bdb hasSubordinates computation (ITS#6549)
Fixed slapd-bdb to use memcpy instead for strcpy (ITS#6474)
Fixed slapd-bdb entry cache delete failure (ITS#6577)
Fixed slapd-ldap[?] to return control responses (ITS#6530)
Fixed slapo-ppolicy to use Debug (ITS#6566)
Fixed slapo-refint to zero out freed DN vals (ITS#6572)
Fixed slapo-rwm to use Debug (ITS#6566)
Fixed slapo-sssvlv to use Debug (ITS#6566)
Fixed slapo-syncprov lost deletes in refresh phase (ITS#6555)
Fixed slapo-valsort to use Debug (ITS#6566)
Fixed contrib/nssov network.c missing patch (ITS#6562)
Build Environment
Fixed test043 attribute sorting (ITS#6553)
Documentation
slapd-config(5) note default rootdn (ITS#6546)

MD5 (openldap-2.4.23.tgz) = 90150b8c0d0192e10b30157e68844ddf
SHA1 (openldap-2.4.23.tgz) = 26027e7020256c5f47e17787f17ee8b31af42378

OpenLDAP News: openldap-software mailing list, cURL, libcurl, and LDAP

OpenLDAPOpen Source Hi all,

Two bits of important news today:

"For those of you who use libcurl in your own applications, you may be interested to know that I've written a new LDAP[?] implementation for libcurl." - Howard Chu from Symas

and

Shutdown of the OpenLDAP-Software list in favor of the OpenLDAP-Technical list

So when you post to openldap-software@openldap.org don't get scared, nothing has happened to OpenLDAP!

Thanks,

Gavin.

Updated LDAP RFCs drafts - "LDAP as a Network Information Service" and "Password Policy for LDAP Directories"

OpenLDAPOpen SourceSuretec As OpenLDAP sets the standard for being the most standards based LDAP[?] directory, you'll be pleased to know that our partners Symas are keeping everyone updated about the wonderful world of collaboration in the LDAP world and in the process updating some much needed draft RFCs.

So, when you've got a second have a read of:

Password Policy for LDAP Directories - draft-behera-ldap[?]-password-policy-10.txt

and

An Approach for Using LDAP as a Network Information Service - draft-howard-rfc2307bis-02.txt

Gavin.

Suretec VoIP platform coming soon - SureVoIP

AsteriskCatalystDojoJabber/XMPPLinuxOpenLDAPOpenSIPSOpen SourcePerlPostgreSQLSuretec A quick update:

SureVoIP a new startup ITSP will be launched by Suretec very soon. It is currently in development and being installed in a Scottish datacentre using various enterprise grade Open Source products. Keep an eye out for when it goes beta and will be available at http://www.surevoip.co.uk

[Unofficial] Sneak peak: OpenLDAP 2.4.17 almost out!

AsteriskOpenLDAPOpenSIPSOpen SourceSuretec There's been lot's of hard work gone into 2.4.17 and I say it every time, but this is the best release so far!

A huge thanks to the following significant contributors to this release:

Howard Chu (Symas Corp)
Hallvard Furuseth (University of Oslo)
Quanah Gibson-Mount (Yahoo! Inc)
Ralf Haferkamp (SUSE Linux)
Gavin Henry (Suretec Systems)
Pierangelo Masarati (Sys-Net)
Rein Tollevik (Basefarm AS)

It's been 3 months almost to the day since 2.4.16 so you'll see lot's of fixes and a new tool. It always amazes me that there are still bugs even though OpenLDAP is so stable, widely deployed and so fast! Well, software will always have bugs ;-)

The nice new tool is Slapschema: "Slapschema is used to check schema compliance of the contents of a slapd(8) database." See man slapschema (8)

For complete fixes etc. see the OpenLDAP CHANGES file.

Oh, and where are all my new docs? We've been so busy with existing and new clients that things have slipped, sorry. Lots of work with our partners Symas too and we're also prepping a new VoIP platform for Suretec Telecom called SureVoIP (which OpenLDAP plays a big part!).

More later and upgrade, upgrade, upgrade!!

LDAPCon 2009 Call For Papers

OpenLDAPOpen SourceSuretec The International Conference on LDAP[?] is a technical forum for IT professionals interested in LDAP and related topics like directory servers, directory management applications, directory integration, identity and access management, and meta directories.

It focuses on implementation and integration of LDAP servers and LDAP-enabled client applications. The event will bring together vendors, developers, active and prospective LDAP practitioners to share their experiences about deployment strategies, service operations, interoperability, discuss LDAP usage in new projects and learn about upcoming trends and developments.
Topics

You are involved with LDAP in interesting projects?

- You do LDAP client development?
- You have used LDAP like no-one before?
- You have innovative concepts in LDAP Integration?

Why not share your experiences, good and bad, with others?

We look for speakers who ae willing to talk about:

Continue reading "LDAPCon 2009 Call For Papers"

2nd International Conference on LDAP - LDAPCon 2009

OpenLDAPOpen SourceSuretec The 2nd International Conference on LDAP[?]
LDAPCon 2009
has been announced!

- September 20th and 21st, 2009
- Portland Waterfront Marriott Hotel
- Portland, Oregon, USA
- LDAPCon 2009 in conjunction with LinuxCon 2009, attendees will be registered for all LinuxCon sessions and events as well as those for LDAPCon
- Conference fee: $US625

Webinar: 'Guide to Scaling OpenLDAP with MySQL Cluster'

OpenLDAPOpen SourceSuretec “Guide to Scaling OpenLDAP with MySQL Cluster” on June 24th at 10:00AM PST. Howard Chu, CTO of Symas Corporation, will be the primary technical presenter. This is going to be a repeat of the great pitch we did at the MySQL Conference in Santa Clara. This is a terrific introduction to the OpenLDAP Driver for MySQL Cluster for people interested in this new database technology for LDAP[?] directory data.

Register here

Suretec®

Reminder: OpenLDAP Replication Strategies presentation tonight

OpenLDAPOpen SourceSuretec OpenLDAP has been replacing proprietary directory server offerings in the private sector, public sector and the financial sector at an increasing pace. This is largely due to its performance and scalability, dynamic configuration capabilities and flexible extensibility via bundled modules.

OpenLDAP would not have earned its place in these sectors without enterprise grade replication options.

In this talk, an overview of the latest production ready OpenLDAP 2.4 replication features will be discussed and the numerous best practice strategies will be presented covering the most common deployment configurations found in the wild.



19:30 in Room L13.18, 13th Floor, Livingstone Towers at Strathclyde University, Glasgow.

Asterisk svn commit access for res_config_ldap granted.

AsteriskLinuxOpenLDAPOpen SourceSuretec Just a quick one to say that we now have svn commit access to the res_config_ldap RealTime driver to maintain it and the Asterisk LDAP[?] schema in the Asterisk source code.

Any bugs you find, please report them!

Realtime Integration Of Asterisk 1.4 With Kamailio/OpenSIPS 1.5.x

AsteriskJabber/XMPPOpenLDAPOpenSIPSOpen SourceSuretec This has just appeared on voip-info.org via our Google Alerts and will answer
a lot of questions that appear on the Kamailio and OpenSIPS mailing lists:

http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/Realtime+Integration+Of+Asterisk+1.4+With+Kamailio+1.5.x

All that is left is to switch to LDAP[?] authentication using the OpenSIPS LDAP module and res_config_ldap Asterisk plugin ;-)

Cheers.

OpenLDAP build farm

OpenLDAPOpen SourceSuretec Dear all,

Just a quick update to say things are moving forward on the OpenLDAP build farm and very soon (after more testing) you'll be able to submit your desired platform for testing and upload your build results!

More later (next month),

Gavin.

Aberdeen hosts first advanced open source training course in Scotland

AsteriskOpenLDAPOpen SourceSuretec Aberdeen hosts first advanced open source training course in Scotland

Local business Suretec teams up with world experts at Digium to bring ‘eccentric and entertaining’ professional trainer to north-east Scotland

Open Source software expert, Gavin Henry, who is managing director of Aberdeen-headquartered Suretec Group has teamed up with telecoms training provider, Telespeak and Asterisk open source software specialists, Digium, to organise Scotland’s first advanced training course for open source telecoms professionals.

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