[erlang-questions] Adding StartTLS support to eldap (for use Ejabberd)

Gavin Henry <>
Sun Aug 12 19:16:28 CEST 2012

On 12 August 2012 13:08, Rory Byrne <> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 08, 2012 at 07:40:00PM -0600, OvermindDL1 wrote:
>> >
>> > Adding some of these features to OTP eldap wouldn't be too difficult,
>> > but I'd guess that only a subset of these changes would get accepted.
>> > And at the end of the day, I can't see ejabberd giving up their current
>> > flexibility where they can make any changes to their LDAP code as and
>> > when they need to.
>> >
>> > <snip/>
>> I, personally, would certainly not mind StartTLS support and
>> asynchronous and concurrent connections being added to the OTP
>> version...  *hint*.
> Actually, adding this stuff is probably more involved than I suggested.
> If I needed this kind of functionality at the moment I'd grab the ejabberd
> version, dust it off a little, add the STARTTLS functionality, and use
> that. It's got to be amazingly well tested at this stage! I think it has
> some code in there to use the ejabberd logging system and probably a couple
> of other ejabberd-specific things you'll want to strip out or modify, but
> other than that it's probably good to go. The only potential downside for
> some is that it's released under the GPLv2, but I doubt this is a problem
> in most cases.

I'm not fussed about GPL 2!

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