Net::LDAP::FAQ is a Perl module with Frequently Asked Questions about Net::LDAP.
This document serves to answer the most frequently asked questions on both the perl-ldap Mailing List and those sent to Graham Barr.
The latest version of this FAQ can be found at
What is perl-ldap ?
perl-ldap is the distribution name. The perl-ldap distribution contains the Net::LDAP modules.
Why another perl LDAP implementation ?
perl-ldap's goal is to be as portable as possible. It does this by being implemented completely in perl. So basically anywhere that perl runs perl-ldap will run. This is not true for other implementations which require a C compiler.
Where can I get it ?
Perl-ldap is available from CPAN. You will find it in the authors/id/GBARR directory. Alternatively you can download the latest version from
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