[K12OSN] OT - Can't authenticate Ubuntu 8.04 to LDAP server

Todd O'Bryan toddobryan at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 02:46:25 UTC 2008

You should be able to run ldapsearch from the client by specifying the
server. I think the command is

ldapsearch -H hosturl -D bindname -W

but I don't have access to an LDAP server to check that at the moment.

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 8:40 PM, Carl Keil <carl at snarlnet.com> wrote:

> Hey Folks,
> I've been trying for weeks to set up an LDAP server.  I've got the feeling
> that they LDAP server is working, but I'm not sure.  I am sure that I can't
> get my Ubuntu 8 test client to authenticate from it.  Is there anything like
> a troubleshooting procedure for this?  Is there a way to test my connection
> to the server from the client short of rebooting and trying to log in?
>  (Make sure I'm not having firewall, dns, etc. issues?)
> Also, I kindof think my test client is fairly hosed from all the conf file
> editing I've done.  I've tried uninstalling ldap-auth-config and
> reinstalling it, but it doesn't ask me questions when I reinstall.  Is there
> a procedure for "resetting" all the files that pertain to logging in (the
> stuff in pam.d, etc.), so that I can try reconfiguring for LDAP
> authentication from scratch again?  Right now my client takes forever to log
> in (locally), so testing is a real pain.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> ck
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