BIND + LDAP Backend

Evan Hunt each at
Wed Jul 3 03:53:19 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 05:22:15PM -1000, Stephan Fabel wrote:
> All,
> sorry if this is a repeating theme here... we are interested in utilizing
> LDAP as a backend to BIND. Google gives conflicting information on whether
> this is possible/recommended/etc. and I couldn't find anything in the
> release notes, which doesn't bode well I suppose...
> But anyhow: can someone point me in the right direction? Also, are there
> binary packages that contain the LDAP backend, or is the best way building
> it yourself?
> Thanks for your help,
> Stephan

Yes it's possible.  Use "configure --with-dlz-ldap".  There's a
sample configuration at

There will also be an improved, dynamically-loadable LDAP DLZ module
included in BIND 9.10.

Evan Hunt -- each at
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

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