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Re: Too many slapd processes

>I've got a strange thing going on here or at least it seems strange to me.
>I've got a LDAP-Server set up on a RedHat 7.3 System from which 
>Client-Systems (RedHat 7.3) fetch their information for 
>user-authentication (posix-accounts, passwd, group, nss_ldap, etc.). 
>User-authentication works fine. But it seems that clients send
>unnecessary requests to the server since when I start the LDAP server 
>I get 35 slapd-processes forked up in no time and the LDAP server 

They aren't processes, and they haven't been fork'd.  They are threads, 
and this is normal.  You can set your maximum number of threads in 
slapd.conf via "threads ##".  But threads don't cost much.