A question has popped up here about the “olcDatabase={-1}frontend” under cn=config.  Besides replying that it is always there, I’m not really sure what it does or what its purpose is…in addition to what it states in the Admin Guide:


“…is a special database that is used to hold database-level options that should be applied to all databases.  Subsequent database definitions may also override some frontend settings.”


That’s my question:


What is the olcDatabase={-1}frontend dbase and what is its purpose? 


Thanks in advance,


John D. Borresen (Dave)

Linux/Unix Systems Administrator

MIT  Lincoln Laboratory

Surveillance Systems Group

244 Wood St

Lexington, MA  02420