Monitoring OpenBSD’s LDAP daemon

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OpenBSD ships with an LDAP daemon since 4.8. I have an all-in-one server from which the LDAP service has to be shipped out. I’m going to replace that OpenLDAP daemon with the LDAP daemon from OpenBSD 5.1. I already wrote about how to enable LDAP on OpenBSD 4.8 . Those will be updated notes for OpenBSD 5.1 and additional directions to allow monitoring the LDAP activity using SNMP and Xymon server.

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Backup LDAP entries with ldapsearch

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I have a LDAP instance running the OpenBSD’s ldapd. I installed the openldap-client package so that I get ldapsearch, but there doesn’t seem to be any slapcat-like tool ; which may be used to backup the LDAP content in LDIF format. Here’s a trick to dump the ldapd content using ldapsearch:

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