OpenLDAP Daemons and Utilities

The OpenLDAP package includes two daemons: slapd and slurpd. The slapd daemon is the stand-alone LDAP daemon, which you'll need to run to support LDAP.

The slurpd daemon controls the replication of LDAP directories over a network. Slurpd sends changes from the master LDAP directory to slave LDAP directories. You won't need to run slurpd unless you have more than one LDAP server on your network. If you have two or more LDAP servers, you'll need to run slurpd to keep the LDAP directories in sync.

OpenLDAP also includes some utilities for adding, modifying and deleting entries in an LDAP directory. The ldapmodify tool is used to modify entries in an LDAP database. The ldapadd utility is used to add entries to your directory (ldapadd is actually a hard link to ldapmodify -a). Ldapsearch is used to search for entries and ldapdelete is used to delete entries. The ldif2ldbm tool converts an LDIF file into an LDBM back-end database.

See their man pages for more information on all of these utilities.