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Mastering OpenLDAP by Matt Butcher

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Testing the Server

At this point, we have a SLAPD server configured and running, and we have an ldap.conf file that specifies many of the defaults for our tools. Now we are going to query the directory and fetch some information.

We haven't actually put any entries in our database, though. So what will we query? SLAPD does provide directory-based access to certain information, including currently-loaded schemas and subschemas, configuration information, and a special record called the root DSE. The root DSE (DSA-Specific Entry, where DSA stands for Directory Service Agent—the technical term for an LDAP server) is a special entry that provides information about the server itself. Like all other entries in an LDAP, the root DSE has a DN. Unlike all ...

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