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Mastering OpenLDAP by Matt Butcher

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LDAP from the Server Side

OpenLDAP includes two daemons: SLAPD and SLURPD. SLAPD is the main server, and we will examine its operation throughout this book. SLURPD is a special-purpose daemon used for replicating directories. While it is still in use, it is now deprecated in favor of a more robust replication mechanism. We will cover it only briefly in this book.

SLAPD

The first, SLAPD, is the stand-alone LDAP daemon. It is the LDAP server. It listens for client requests and, when it receives a request, performs the requested operation and returns any necessary data. In the most common case a client will send a query message to the server. The SLAPD server will then look up the information and return the results. Let's consider an example (in conversational ...

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