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I see that OpenLDAP has a backend for Unix sockets, but can it be used with IP sockets? or does an IP-socket backend exists?

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

EDIT: Sorry, read too fast. Backend.

Don't know if an IP backend exist, but you can always use a tool like socat to forward the unix socket over TCP.

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From answers in

I understood that it cannot be because open source developers do not want them to be installable on WIndows also

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-1, You misunderstood that. Windows has specific licensing for network services hosted on it. Samba would violate those license agreements, so it's really not possible to run it on Windows. Microsoft (by way of licensing) prevents Samba on Windows; it has nothing to do with open source programmers. Further; Samba has nothing to do with OpenLDAP backends. – Chris S Aug 13 '10 at 13:13

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