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From David Boreham <>
Subject Re: Client library
Date Tue, 02 Aug 2005 18:03:00 GMT

>Either way, I'm not a particuler fan of JNDI :-).  
Agreed. JNDI is evil IMHO. Well, fine for its intended purpose
which was to abstract multiple directory services underneath
a single interface. Problem is that for the most part there is only
one directory service these days (LDAP) and now the quest
for abstraction leads to loss of fidelity in the interface.

>The JLDAP code has
>support for DSMLv2 and SPML (in CVS) so it's a bit more flexible.  I
>also think that there have been some performance imporvements (I think
>the "synchronouse" search in JLDAP is actually "asynchronouse" now, as
>I haven't seen any performance difference between the two).  In
>addition, JDBC-LDAP is based on JLDAP so that gives you an SQL
>interface.  I'm not with Novell so I don't know a lot of the back

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