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Re: How to discover ldap servers in a network.
There is no standardized method for finding LDAP
servers on a network, or for a domain... but
OpenLDAP Software has some features in both of these
slapd(8) supports the server location protocol
(--enable-slp) based upon OpenSLP.
OpenLDAP libldap has some routines to map DNs to
domain names and to do find LDAP servers for
domain names. See dnssrv.c.
I note the more traditional approach would be to
simply configure your client with knowledge of
some set of LDAP servers and then to use these
servers to find others. slapd-dnssrv(5) may be
At 12:54 PM 9/26/2004, Chenna Arnoori wrote:
> I want some guidelines to discover or locate ldap servers in a network . I heard about DNS approach , are there any better approaches than this?
> Is there a API call in openLDAP or in DNS to accomplish this?
> Your help is greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance.