Given an escaped RDN of \\new, you would expect the unescaped RDN to be \new. However, the code in the LDAPDN class blindly removes all \s from the RDN. Impact is that RDNs like Ethernet 10/10 and Ethernet 101/0 both are converted to Ethernet 1010, which is a bad thing.
Reassigning the bug to myself.
The fix has been checked in 05-06-00. Checking in ldapjdk/netscape/ldap/LDAPDN.java; /cvsroot/mozilla/directory/java-sdk/ldapjdk/netscape/ldap/LDAPDN.java,v <-- LD APDN.java new revision: 1.5; previous revision: 1.4