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developerWorks: LDAP Search Engines, Part 1

Feb 27, 2007, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Many organizations implement some form of LDAP service for storing enterprise directory information. Existing search options allow for a range of lookups based on where certain data is stored in the directory. This article allows you to combine the power of regular expressions with the grep tool to create your own custom LDAP search capability. In the spirit of successful search engines, such as Google, we'll change the search format from a LDAP-style query string to simple and powerful keyword matching and results display.

"In this article, we will cover building the flat-file database, regular-expression creation, and basic search and display. Part 2 covers the scoring and metaphone matching topics to help complete your search capabilities..."

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