I don't have the time to always provide in depth explanations.  There are plenty of people on this list who can elaborate, if it's deemed necessary, as you did.  I had an answer for him, and I gave it.

On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 9:11 PM, Howard Chu <hyc@symas.com> wrote:
Jason Brandt wrote:
Note that this will replace any existing limits you have set.

Please: Do NOT post answers without posting links to the relevant documentation. Our goal here is to teach people to understand how to find answers for themselves, not to give them mindless copy/paste answers.

On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM, Jason Brandt <jbrandt@fsmail.bradley.edu
<mailto:jbrandt@fsmail.bradley.edu>> wrote:

    Global size limit modification ldif file (using cn=config):

    dn: cn=config
    changetype: modify
    replace: olcSizeLimit
    olcSizeLimit: size.soft=100 size.hard=500

    Per user size limit changes:

    dn: olcDatabase={1}hdb,cn=config
    changetype: modify
    replace: olcLimits
    olcLimits: dn.exact="uid=user,ou=people,dc=example,dc=com" size=unlimited

    On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 1:16 PM, Clint Petty <cpetty@luthresearch.com
    <mailto:cpetty@luthresearch.com>> wrote:

        My ldapsearch command is only returning a max of 500 entries, while I
        know I have over 9,000 entries in the database.  If I do not have a
        slapd.conf file, how can I increase the sizelimit, to display all my

  -- Howard Chu
  CTO, Symas Corp.           http://www.symas.com
  Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
  Chief Architect, OpenLDAP  http://www.openldap.org/project/

Jason K. Brandt
Systems Administrator
Bradley University