[Mono-list] LDAP Lookup w/ Binary Data
thomas.harning at trustbearer.com
Tue Feb 19 18:45:46 EST 2008
Short form of what I want to do:
fetch LDAP URL containing binary data (ex:
I threw together something that works but is ugly using Novell's Ldap library and I can
get the binary data as a blob w/ the API and coercing sbyte -> byte......
I realized that less work would get me the necessary data (potentially faster in Windows)
using System.DirectoryServices.... However, at least in Mono, the data is only available
as a string.
Is there any way to tell System.DirectoryServices that I want BinaryData, or has that been
left out? I'd rather not pull in Novell on a Windows box to tell it how to do LDAP. If
Windows 'does' return binary data as a byte array and Mono doesn't.... is there a
foolproof way of getting the string into a byte array w/o loss (perhaps due to some chosen
encoding method that is used in Novell's library underneath DirectoryServices)?
Are there any other methods out there around this madness? Are there any
truly-asynchronous/event-executing LDAP lookup tools available? I know that Novell's is
"async", but I think its pretty ugly to poll for an async impl in .Net.
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