I encountered a problem with openldap-2.4.40 on debian when a vm crashed. Upon restore i
could not start slapd service. But typing slapd on the command line would start slapd. I
tried defining the urls, and tried defining the configuration directory with the slapd
command, however that only resulted in the same error.
After extensive searching i could only find one reference to the error "daemon:
bind(11) failed errno=2 (No such file or directory)". and that was leading me in the
direction of the directory /var/run/ldap didnt have the right permissions, but it was
there and had openldap owner and group. I spent a number of hours double checking
directories making sure everything was there and had the right permissions.
I finally found /var/run/slapd was missing! A file called ldapi is created there on
What is /var/run/slapd/ldapi ??
And what does it do?
For future reference what is bind(11) referring to? Where can i find the reference to
Thanks for your help,
Identity Management Specialist
University of Massachusetts Amherst, IT NSS