> -----Original Message-----
> From: Francis Cianfrocca [mailto:garbagecat10 / gmail.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 2:53 PM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Re: [ANN] Net::LDAP 0.0.4 released
> 
> 
> On 8/15/06, Berger, Daniel <Daniel.Berger / qwest.com> wrote:
> >
> >  > On 8/15/06, Berger, Daniel <Daniel.Berger / qwest.com> wrote:
> >
> > Works perfectly, thanks!  I removed the parens from the filter, 
> > however. My experience has showed me that not all platforms 
> liked the 
> > parens and it works fine without them (at least it does 
> here at work).
> >
> > Now, what would be the best way to test for the mere presence of a 
> > user record, i.e. no password?
> 
> 
> 
> I noticed you had given your original code sample without 
> parens around the filter. Out of curiosity, what kind of LDAP 
> server are you connecting to?

I'm afraid I can't say much more than it's a 3rd party solution.

> Searching for a user without 
> binding ought to be easy:
> 
> require 'net/ldap'
> 
> ldap = Net::LDAP.new
> ldap.host = "ldap.foo.com"
> ldap.base = "ou=People,o=foo.com"
> 
> rs = ldap.search( :filter => "uid=djberge")
> 
> if rs
>   puts "DN: #{rs.first.dn}"
> end

Of course, thanks.  I should have known that.
 
> By the way, you don't have to instantiate a Net::LDAP object 
> every time you need to hit the server. Just instantiate it 
> once and keep it around in a singleton or global.

Yep, thanks.

I'll be putting this into my Rails app this week to replace the ugly
system call + open3 solution I'm using now (ick).

Many thanks for this!

Dan

PS - The ruby-ldap (C extension) library causes Ruby to segfault in
combination with WEBrick, in case you're wondering why I didn't use that
instead. 


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