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6.7. References for More Information

6.7.1. Finger

RFC1288:The Finger User Information Protocol, D. Zimmerman, 1991.

6.7.2. WHOIS is a list of most major WHOIS servers.

RFC954:NICNAME/WHOIS, K. Harrenstien, M. Stahl, and E. Feinler, 1985.

6.7.3. LDAP

An Internet Approach to Directories, Netscape, 1997 (found at ) is an excellent white paper introduction to LDAP.

An LDAP Roadmap & FAQ, Jeff Hodges, 1999 (found at and are the home pages for the co-developers of PerLDAP. is a free LDAP server under active development. is home of the parent of both the OpenLDAP and Netscape directory servers. Some of the introduction documentation is still quite useful.

Implementing LDAP, by Mark Wilcox (Wrox Press, 1999).

LDAP-HOWTO, Mark Grennan, 1999 (found at

LDAP Overview Presentation, Bruce Greenblatt, 1999 (found at

LDAP:Programming Directory-Enabled Applications With Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, by Tim Howes and Mark Smith (Macmillan Technical Publishing, 1997).

Netscape Directory Server Administrator's / Installation/Deployment Guides and SDK documentation (found at

RFC1823:The LDAP Application Program Interface, T. Howes and M. Smith, 1995.

RFC2222:Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL), J. Myers, 1997.

RFC2251:Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3), M. Wahl, T. Howes, and S.Kille, 1997.

RFC2252:Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3):Attribute Syntax Definitions, M.Wahl, A. Coulbeck, T. Howes, and S. Kille, 1997.

RFC2254:The String Representation of LDAP Search Filters, T. Howes, 1997.

RFC2255:The LDAP URL Format, T. Howes and M. Smith, 1997.

RFC2256:A Summary of the X.500(96) User Schema for use with LDAPv3, M. Wahl, 1997.

The LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF)--Technical Specification (work in progress), Gordon Good, 1999 (found at where X is the current version number.

Understanding and Deploying Ldap Directory Services, by Tim Howes, Mark Smith, and Gordon Good (Macmillan Technical Publishing, 1998).

Understanding LDAP, Heinz Jonner, Larry Brown, Franz-Stefan Hinner, Wolfgang Reis, and Johan Westman, 1998 (found at A superb "Redbook" introduction to LDAP.

6.7.4. ADSI is another good (non-Perl specific) site on scripting ADSI and other Microsoft technologies. is the canonical source for ADSI information; be sure to download the ADSI SDK from here. contains Toby Everett's collection of documentation on using ADSI from Perl. is another good (non-Perl specific) site on scripting ADSI and other Microsoft technologies.

Windows 2000 Active Directory, by Alistair G. Lowe-Norris (O'Reilly, 1999).

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