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Re: how to get openldap server time?

Thanks for the info.  It worked.  I also found the time value.  It is in the system "modifyTimestamp" attribute.  You have to explicitly ask in the ldapsearch call or else it won't get returned.


--- On Mon 07/28, =?iso-8859-1?Q?Bj=F8rn_Ove_Gr=F8tan?= < bjorn.grotan@itea.ntnu.no > wrote:From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Bj=F8rn_Ove_Gr=F8tan?= [mailto: bjorn.grotan@itea.ntnu.no]To: blueyonder@excite.com Cc: openldap-software@OpenLDAP.orgDate: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 09:28:24 +0200Subject: Re: how to get openldap server time?james liang:
> Hi,
> I need to retrieve the time of the LDAP server precisely for data syncing. 
> Since proper data syncing is critical, a bit of defensive programming is 
> definitely need it here. It is not sufficient to just assume all the servers 
> are properly configured.

> At any rate can someone point me to more information on "cn=monitor"? I 
> tried to lookup the current docs on openldap.org but couldn't find any 
> reference to it.
> I did tried
> ldapsearch -s base -b'cn=monitor' 'objectclass=*'
> But I got "No such object"

backend monitor must be enabled when running the configure-script, and
must also be turned on in slapd.conf.

e.g. ->
./configure --with-monitor
and if monitor is enabled:
printf "ndatabase monitorn" >> $path/to/slapd.conf

backend monitor is not available in 2.0.x, but in 2.1.x as far as I

Personally, my 2.1.21-server doesn't have any values in attribute
'description' for DN cn=Time,dc=Monitor, but other DNs under cn=Monitor
have a description-attribute with deasent values. Anyone have a clue
about this?


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