What's the easy way to do this?

yum list installed

will show you if it's installed.

chkconfig --list

will show you if the service is running (might be called slapd)

Config will be somewhere like /etc/openldap/* and you can see if it's been configured.

Test it by querying it with something like:

ldapsearch -x -b 'dc=mycompany,dc=com' 'objectclass=*'

but you might have to know how it's (supposed to be) configured to know what to search for.


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    @TessellatingHeckler: Thanks, very high quality answer!! Cheers!! – blunders Oct 22 '10 at 3:16

Another way would be:

pidof slapd

If this results in an integer (the PID of the process), you have a running OpenLDAP server. If there is no output, it's not running.


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