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Re: Noob configuration issues

Suggest you try the -h option on ldapsearch and give the server name, see
if that makes a difference.  Sometimes does for me.

Also, make sure whether you've compiled with tcp wrappers, and if so added
a rule for 'slapd' to your hosts.allow file.

Failing those ideas, raise the debugging level in slapd.conf and see if
something pertinent appears in your syslog.

Keith Mastin said:
> I'm trying to set up openldap, following the administrators guide and
> quickstart howto. I'm running NetBSD-1.5.2 and using the pkgsrc install.
> My slapd.conf file looks like this:
> database        ldbm
> suffix          "dc=mcleodlake,dc=com"
> rootdn          "cn=kmastin,dc=mcleodlake,dc=com"
> rootpw          hash:/etc/passwd
> directory       /var/openldap/ldap-data
> index   objectClass     eq
> I have a directory with permissions set to 0700: /var/openldap/ldap-data
> After starting slapd:
> bash-2.05# /usr/local/libexec/slapd
> ... or even
> bash-2.05# su root -c /usr/local/libexec/slapd
> (doesn't matter which one I do, the results are the same)
> In testing the config I get this:
> bash-2.05# ldapsearch -x -b '' -s base '(objectclass=*)' namingContexts
> ldap_bind: Can't contact LDAP server
> ps shows no slapd server running. There was no error when starting the
> server, which it does for every other server daemon I've configured on
> this system (apache, qmail, etc.)
> I searched the archives, but the closest match I found was where the
> admin  alrady had openldap running and changed IP addresses or some
> other config,  but none for the first install.
> Any ideas?
> --
> Keith Mastin       BeechTree Information Technology Services Inc.
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Alan Sparks, UNIX/Linux Systems Administrator    <asparks@doublesparks.net>