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Basically the problem is this: I am setting up an openLDAP server on a CentOS 6.3 and an openLDAP client on Ubuntu 11.04. The problem is, I don't know how to set-up a nameservice for the openLDAP server. Most of the guides I've found make use of a URL which requires a naming service. Is there a way to make use of IP addresses on the URIs for the ldap.conf files in both the client and the server? If yes, how is it done? If not, a guide for setting up a naming service will be great.


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kinda obvious question: if its only two systems, can you define the hostnames of both server & client in /etc/hosts on each machine?

and if you are looking into more of a domain controller with DNS capabilities etc. Free IPA is probably a better fit.

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I see. Thanks for the response. – Carlo Sep 27 '12 at 10:48

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