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Re: Open LDAP installation on Solaris 2.6 (SPARC)

On Sat, 17 Apr 1999, Wyman Eric Miles wrote:

> GDBM performance wasn't all it ought to be so we're running 1.2/DB2 off an
> Ultra 1/Solaris 2.6:105181-13 kernel patch.
> prodding around the code, it turned out the ldif2ldbm process couldn't
> read slapd.conf.  When I set the permissions on that file to 0644,
> everything fell right into place.

Don't forget that making slapd.conf world readable could allow non-priv'd
users to read your root DN's password.

> Strangely enough, this only happened when DB2 was the backend.

Sure ldif2ldbm was running as the same user both times (with and without the
DB2 backend)?  I'd be surprised if merely changing backends had any real
affect on the slapd.conf file being read.

OpenLDAP 1.2.1 with Berkeley DB 2.3.16 running here on a Solaris 7
SPARCstation IPX (!) - the only problem so far (apart from indicies taking
forever to rebuild) was a previously mentioned ldapadd crash after 'x'
thousands of entries had been added to the directory (workaround was use
ldif2ldbm and live with the directory being down for a few hours while the
indicies were rebuilt).