connects WWW browsers to LDAP based Directories.
- 29.10.2001 - dekarl: we have version 2.1b4 and some custom modifications from Queen Mary Unsiverity of London in the archive but the lack of time has kept me from looking throught the changes to prepare merging them in.
- 22.07.2001 - dekarl: website layout redesigned to get rid of frames
- 03.07.2001 - dekarl: packaged up release candidate 1
- 26.04.2001 - dekarl: The reanimation project is now
hosted at sourceforge.
Expect a new release containing all common
patches during the next week.
Web500gw version 2.1rc1 was released at Jul/03/2001:
Web500gw version 2.1b3 was released at Oct/28/1998:
- added correct parsing of 2 AND 4 digit years in results from LDAP
- the link after succesfully adding an entry was generated wrong
- modify now calls the correct templates instead of only calling up the
- delete and modrdn operation
- More languages: Spanish/Castellano and French,
thanks to Javier.Massa@rediris.es and firstname.lastname@example.org
- control the Web caching of generated pages, added "lastmodified" and
- checked for OpenLDAP 1.0 - no changes needed :-)
- changed messages - now simpler "placeholders" %number to include
runtime values (independent of system's fprintf supports "%number$s")
- multiple searchactions in template possible with multiple attributes/flags
- added a "rootishome" option: if set then URL "/" means "homedn"
- added a "subsearch" option to specify objectclasses to search subtree below
- bug fixes - string operations/malloc/free, cgi mode
- changes for Digital Unix 4 and Unixware 7
How it works
expects HTTP requests from a WWW browser on a TCP port
Depending on the requested URL
performs read/search/modify/add/delete requests
to the Directory and sends HTML pages back to the browser.
uses the LDAPv2 protocol to talk to a Directory server.
It is able to work with a Standalone LDAP server (like UMich/OpenLDAP slapd or
Netscape LDAP product) and with an LDAP Frontend to an X.500 Directory System
is freely available to anyone for any lawful purpose, subject to the
TU Chemnitz copyright notice and disclaimer.
It is available for download:
You will need to have the OpenLDAP-1.0 or LDAP-3.3 libraries on hand to be able to
build this software.
The OpenLDAP-1.0 distribution is available at
The LDAP 3.3 distribution is available for anonymous ftp from
Or find an ldap-3.3 RPM if you are using Linux...
was developed on Linux 2 and ported to
Solaris 2.5, SunOS 4 and
It was reported to run on HP-UX 9/10,
Digital Unix 4, Unixware 7,
Please send / keep on sending comments/hints/bugs/fixes/suggestions to the
web500gw trackers at sourceforge.
If you find this software useful, don't hesitate to write Frank a postcard
- He loves to get conventional mail :-)
You'll find his address in his
Directory entry ... well, where else.
Yeah, He's got one ... from Kansas - who's the next :-)