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LDAP for file transfer

Rohan Kalbhor
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Joined: Aug 18, 2006
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hello all,
would anyone of you please guide me
about whether if can use LDAP for file transfer
i would be greatly obliged if anyone would
direct me for its implementation

Rohan Kalbhor

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Jesper de Jong
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LDAP is Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. It is a protocol for looking up information in a directory service. The standard Java API to access an LDAP service is JNDI.

These protocols are not suited for file transfer. LDAP is frequently used for example for looking up information about users (user names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Why do you think you need to use LDAP for file transfer?

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Darya Akbari
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Hi Rohan,

if you really want to get deep knowledge of LDAP and its usage then get a copy of LDAP Programming, Management and Integration.

LDAP as Jesper says is not a file transfer protocol but maybe you mean something else .

LDAP uses the so called LDIF file format to store its information. This is a simple ASCII file format containing LDAP information. You can use this to store the complete LDAP information from one system A and restore the information from that same file into a system B. What this ASCII file includes in detail you can read in above book.

[ March 19, 2007: Message edited by: Darya Akbari ]

I agree. Here's the link:
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