Thanks for your suggestion. But still there is some problem. 
ldapsearch -H ldap:// -x -LL ou=people,dc=jnpr,dc=net "{mail=*norton*}" sn cn mail

Output: version: 1

Operations error (1)
Additional information: 00000000: LdapErr: DSID-0C090627, comment: In order to perform this operation a successful bind must be completed on the connection., data 0, vece

Not sure the reason behind such errors. I think there is something wrong, because when I am trying to login linux box using ldap credentials, it simply closes the connection. 

From: Echedey Lorenzo <>
To: Benjamin Griese <>
Cc: Cool The Breezer <>;
Sent: Sat, February 27, 2010 2:32:08 AM
Subject: Re: OpenLDAP client configuration with CentOS 5.3


Maybe using the -x option in your ldapsearch requests may resolve your problem.


2010/2/26 Benjamin Griese <>

have you read the manpage for ldapsearch?
You should deliver some more information which parameter did you use for ldapsearch to figure out where is the problem is.
Try this URL for example.


On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 09:08, Cool The Breezer <> wrote:
Hi All,
         We have a dedicated LDAP server and I would like to configure OpenLDAP client in our linux boxes running on centOS 5.3.
I have installed openldap client and changed /etc/openldap/ldap.conf with folllowing info

BASE    dc=my, dc=net
URI     ldap://

But when I try to run ldapsearch, I get following error

SASL/EXTERNAL authentication started
ldap_sasl_interactive_bind_s: Unknown authentication method (-6)
       additional info: SASL(-4): no mechanism available:

The objective is anybody having ldap id can login to linux box. At present, I am manually creating individual ids which we want to integrate with LDAP authentication.
I would appreciate your help

- RB

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