On Tue, Aug 07, 2018 at 01:32:26PM +0000, Alan Lukens wrote:
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
I finally found /var/run/slapd was missing!
Are you running the Debian slapd package? The init script creates that
directory automatically as one of the first actions in start_slapd() so
I'm not sure why this happened to you. If you learn any more about how
this happened I'd be interested in receiving a bug report in the Debian
bug tracker. (Note that init scripts are distributors' responsibility
and not in scope of the OpenLDAP project.)
What is /var/run/slapd/ldapi ??
And what does it do?
It is the UNIX socket used by the ldapi:// protocol, which is more
efficient than TCP when the client and server are on the same system,
and also offers the ability to use the client process' uid/gid for
For future reference what is bind(11) referring to? Where can i find
the reference to error codes?
11 is probably the file descriptor number of the ldapi socket within
that slapd process. As for the error code (errno=2), the values are
defined in the errno.h header and the errno(1) command can be used to
list and query the values: