begging for help

Mike Rosset mike.rosset at
Sat Mar 7 05:58:11 UTC 2009

Ken I have gotten slapd working. But I really suggest using openDS. If  
you really need to get slapd working.  Do a google for "ubuntu wiki  
ldap auth" if you still have problems e-mail me at  
Mike.Rosset at and we can swap IM addresses.

Mike R.
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On 6-Mar-09, at 12:54 PM, Kenneth Hawkins <kjurkic at> wrote:

> Howdy all
> Anyone here proficient in LDAP? I have been following a tutorial  
> from, but it is wrong somewhere in the syntax, and I  
> cannot find the error. When I contacted the person whose name was  
> attached to the article, he said that all he had done was some minor  
> edit; apparently  the last contributor gets listed as author.
> I have done many long jobs in linux over the years (net install  
> debian & built web servers from source, VM's back when QEMU was the  
> only game, etc) but I have never experienced such a lack of (useful)  
> resources for something which is supposed to be the killer app for  
> enterprise user management.....I am really getting sick & tired of  
> LDAP how-to's/tutorials that NEVER work as described. I have tried  
> at least 6 different versions over the last few months, and NOT A  
> SINGLE ONE works as the author claims. In a couple of cases, when I  
> contacted them directly, I was basically told RTFM or man  
> there some level of arrogance that comes with LDAP  
> proficiency?
> I have a very basic ubuntu 8.04 LTS server, with up-to-date openldap  
> from repos. The sole purpose of this server is going to be  
> Centralized login, and addressbook.
> Thanks in advance for any pointers, or even a link to an LDAP howto  
> that actually works......
> Ken
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