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At 12:49 AM 9/8/00 -0400, Igor Brezac wrote:
>On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:
>> Looks like I misread the question. This answer applies to:
>> Do you know how to create and modify information IN the root DSE?
>My apology for the confusion. This is the question that I'd like to find
>an answer to.
That's the question I answered. The answer is OpenLDAP 2.0
does not allow LDAP modify nor provides any configuration
directive to directly create or modify information in the
The contents are, however, derived from a variety
of factors to which you may control over. For example,
namingContexts is controlled by the suffix directive and
the listing of the StartTLS OID as a supportedExtension
value is controlled by --with-tls.
>I made a poor assumption that the root DSE has an empty dn.
There is nothing poor about that assumption. The root DSE
is named with an empty DN.
>Solaris 8 has a native support for nss_ldap and it works correctly, at
>least it does with the netscape directory server. I'd like to use
>OpenLDAP instead. :) The program that initialises ldap client machines
>(ldapclient) retrieves information from the root DSE.
Hopefully it's using the root DSE to discover the supported
features so that it can optimize it's use of LDAP...