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LDAP in the Solaris™ Operating Environment: Deploying Secure Directory Services by Tom Bialaski, Michael Haines

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Appendix C. Using snoop with LDAP

This appendix discusses the snoop utility and how snoop can be used to debug the Solaris OE Secured LDAP Client.

In particular, this appendix introduces you to the snoop command set and how to get the information you want. This appendix provides common examples of using the LDAP APIs. Finally, snoop is used to analyze the LDAP packet.

Background

Many people think of the OSI seven-layer model. For TCP/IP, it is probably more useful to focus on four layers as described in TABLE C-1:

Table C-1. TCP/IP Protocol Suite Layers

OSI Layer

Description

Application Layer (SMTP, TELNET, LDAP)

Application layer protocols such as TELNET and LDAP, use a transport layer (TCP) to send their protocol messages as streams of bytes from one ...

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