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Mastering OpenLDAP by Matt Butcher

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Configuring the SLAPD Server

There are two daemons that come packaged with OpenLDAP: SLAPD server and SLURPD server. SLAPD, sometimes called the OpenLDAP server, handles client requests and directory management, while SLURPD manages replicating changes to other directories. SLURPD is now deprecated in favor of a newer, more robust replication process, and will be removed from future versions of OpenLDAP.

In the next chapter we will talk more about what these two daemons do. Right now we are only concerned with getting the SLAPD server up and running so we can start connecting to (and using) our directory.

SLAPD has one main configuration file and any number of auxiliary configuration files. In this section we are going to edit the main configuration ...

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