Real, Elizabeth (392K) wrote: > This maybe a networking issue rather than configuration but I thought > I’d run it by you guys to see if this can work. For replication, does > ldap care whether I use a server redirect on the /etc/hosts file rather > than the actual FQDN or IP address? I'm not sure what you mean with "redirect". AFAIK OpenLDAP simply uses what's configured on your operating system to map a hostname to an IP address. If you're on Linux then have a look at file /etc/nsswitch.conf. Usually it contains such a line: hosts: files dns This means the hostname is first looked up in /etc/hosts and after that DNS is queried. You can find out whether names get correctly resolved by using ping. Even if the firewall blocks the ICMP network traffic it displays whether it finds the IP address. Ciao, Michael.
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