Is there a way to ping and ldap server? I have seen ldapsearch and ldapwhoami but would appreciate something a bit more like ping. Essentially we have a bip address in front of a selection of LDAP servers and are looking to confirm which one we are connecting to.
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What you are asking is not clear.
You can ping ldap servers.
If you're on a Windows client, check your environment variable LOGONSERVER (via the
Ping is a tool aimed for testing (echo) replies from network hosts using the ICMP protocol. LDAP is a protocol that by default lives on TCP port 389, and does not directly communicate with ICMP.
If you're just looking for a tool to give you a quick "yeah, port is open and available", then you can just do a telnet query for port 389 (LDAP) or port 636 (LDAP SSL) with telnet.
You should see something like this:
Lots of people rather use nmap, so you can also do that:
There is also a Microsoft tool called PortQry that will give you a lot of info about a port(s):
just replace 389 with 636 for LDAP SSL