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seeking guidance with back-shell setup
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: seeking guidance with back-shell setup
- From: Elle Y Suzuki <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:33:15 -0800
- Organization: Boalt Law
- User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20101207 Thunderbird/3.1.7
my thunderbird does not appear to be using back-shell's searchexample.sh..?
i have compiled openldap on a desktop windows xp machine with the
back-shell backend enabled without threads.
slapd.conf is configured as suggested in the file searchexample.conf at
http://tinyurl.com/47t9ets. i have added the file searchexample.sh from
http://tinyurl.com/4823rtf in the appropriate directory. i start up slapd,
/usr/local/libexec/slapd -d 256 -h ldap://localhost
and it appears to fire up:
$ /usr/local/libexec/slapd -d 256 -h ldap://localhost
@(#) $OpenLDAP: slapd 2.4.24 (Feb 14 2011 09:29:58)
WARNING: No dynamic config support for database shell.
i configured thunderbird with a localhost ldap directory server
(localhost, port 389), leaving 'base dn' and 'bind dn' blank.
in attempting to test this searchexample.sh script, i open a new message
and type an entry that i know appears in the /etc/passwd file. i see
output in my cygwin window that is running slapd with lines including
"BIND", "SRCH", "SEARCH RESULT", etc., but the tbird compose message
window's "To:" field shows a "<LDAP server search problem>" which i
click on and produces a pop-up with
"Error code 32: No such object
Verify that the Base DN is correct, and then try again, or else contact
your System Administrator. To verify that the Base DN is correct, from
the Edit menu, choose Preferences, then choose Mail & Newsgroups, and
then choose Addressing. Click Edit Directories, and select the LDAP
server being used. Click Edit to display the Base DN."
however, if i were to include 'base dn' info in tbird, slapd output
reports a 'fatal error' with a stack trace.
meanwhile, the slapd output is as follows:
conn=1002 op=3 SRCH base="" scope=2 deref=0
conn=1002 op=3 SRCH attr=cn mail
conn=1002 op=3 SEARCH RESULT tag=101 err=32 nentries=0 text=
several questions arise:
1. should 'base dn' and/or 'bind dn' in tbird remain blank for localhost
2. aside from what is noted in searchexample.conf above, are any of the
other lines necessary in slapd.conf (rootdn, index, directory -- slapd
complains if directory is made available, despite the referenced file
3. what else can i do to get tbird to make use of the searchexample.sh
file and report as such in the slapd output?
4. in running slapd, i see the message,
"WARNING: No dynamic config support for database shell"
From this (similar) thread,
do i understand correctly that i should still be able to utilize a shell
my current goal is the following: get slapd to run with a shell backend
and thunderbird on my local desktop. our team's overall goal is to
enable this setup on a linux server: we'd like to eliminate our ldap
server and utilize this slapd+back-shell mechanism to access our oracle
db for our ldap clients. once we are able to get this all working with
back-shell, we'd like to replace the shell role with php scripts. any
guidance on this task in general is greatly appreciated.
my apologies in advance for any silly questions: i am new to playing
with (open)ldap, and have been staring at this problem for much too long.
thank you in advance.