The problem is that the Solaris native LDAP client can't play nicely with an OpenLDAP server: http://docs.lucidinteractive.ca/index.php/Solaris_LDAP_client_with_OpenLDAP_server
I could follow the steps to try to get the Solaris server working as a client to OpenLDAP, but I am not sure if making the changes will disrupt the current setup in which the OpenLDAP server serves numerous Linux clients. Will it continue to work ok for other clients, even after patching the OpenLDAP server, etc?
I would like to also hear about other people's experiences in similar situations.
Are there any alternatives? For example, is it possible to install and configure a OpenLDAP client on Solaris 10? Or an easier way to configure the native Solaris client itself?
Reply to Cian: I think you have also patched your ldap server: see https:// docs.redbrick.dcu.ie/ldapsetup.