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Re: LDAP service doesn't start

Emanuele Gesuato <egesuato@ibc.it> writes:

> Hi there,
> We are using OpenLDAP 2.2.29 (the full name of the setup is
> "openldap-2.2.29-db-4.3.29-openssl-0.9.8a-win32_Setup.exe") for a
> large number of Windows 2000 oses with service pack 4.
> Often, it happens that the openldap service doesn't start and in the
> event log i can see the error code "21". Right now i can solve the
> problem reinstalling openldap and it works but i would like to know
> the cause of the problem (if any) and if there is another way to solve
> it.

Error code 21 is invalidAttributeSyntax, but is is very unlikely that
slapd wouldn't start based on this error. So error 21 might be a
Microsoft specific error code.
> Maybe it is a dumb question but is it possible to retrieve the dump of
> ldap if the service doesn't start ?

I don't know anything about Windows specific building procedures, but
a Unix built slapd can be started in debugging mode, fore more
information see:
http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin24/runningslapd.html#Command-Line Option

Dieter Klünter | Systemberatung
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