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Good day,

We had a situation where we had to get a dump of an LDAP server that was
poorly set up- it did not have a basedn set up per se, and thus dn's ended
in various unknown attributes.  We didn't have any other access to the

We noted that if we try to query with no basedn with OpenLDAP's ldapsearch,
it instead searches on "dc=example,dc=com" (I believe it was).  

We ended up using U of M's ldapsearch, which seems to easily allow this ( we
used -b "" ).

Is there any way with OpenLDAP's "ldapsearch" to request the root element as
the base dn?  We've searched high and low in the documentation and on the

Thanks in advance,

Darren Gamble
Planner, Regional Services
Shaw Cablesystems GP
630 - 3rd Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2P 4L4
(403) 781-4948