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Re: Updating a binary value in Net::LDAP

by NetWallah (Abbot)
on Dec 31, 2012 at 16:06 UTC ( #1011070=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Updating a binary value in Net::LDAP

If we call it an "octet string", instead of "binary", a concatenated octet string can be generated and stored like this (untested):

use Socket qw( inet_aton ); ... fileStore => join ('', map {inet_aton $_} @mynets),
This will be a concatenated string of 32-bit binary IP addresses (assuming IPv4), and can be written to a file.

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Re^2: Updating a binary value in Net::LDAP
by wardmw (Initiate) on Jan 02, 2013 at 15:07 UTC
    Many thanks NetWallah,

    Looking at my original post I neglected to point out that the output sound have been a list of IP addresses with the text " OK" appended to each entry so the inet_aton() function was not going to work. However your suggestion to use the map() function was exactly what I needed and with your guidance the code below does what I need:

    fileStore => join ('', map {$_ .= "\tok\n" } @mynets),
    Just what I needed, thank you for your speedy response.


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