ldap_cachemgr - LDAP daemon to manage client configuration
for LDAP based Network Information Service lookups
/usr/lib/ldap/ldap_cachemgr [-l log-file] [-g]
The ldap_cachemgr daemon is a process that provides an up-
to-date configuration cache for LDAP naming services. It is
started during multi-user boot.
The ldap_cachemgr utility provides caching for all parame-
ters as specified and used by the LDAP naming service
clients. The ldap_cachemgr utility uses the cache files
which are originally created by executing the ldapclient(1M)
utility, as cold start files. Updates to the cache files
take place dynamically if profiles are used to configure the
client. See the init option to ldapclient(1M).
The ldap_cachemgr utility helps improve the performance of
the clients that are using LDAP as the Naming service repo-
sitory. In order for the LDAP naming services to function
properly, the ldap_cachemgr daemon must be running.
ldap_cachemgr also improves system security by making the
configuration files readable by superuser only.
The cache maintained by this daemon is shared by all the
processes that access LDAP Naming information. All
processes access this cache through a door call. On
startup, ldap_cachemgr initializes the cache from the cache
files. See ldapclient(1M). Thus, the cache survives machine
The ldap_cachemgr daemon also acts as its own administration
tool. If an instance of ldap_cachemgr is already running,
commands are passed transparently to the running version.
The following options are supported:
-g Print current configuration and statistics to standard
output. This is the only option executable without
Cause ldap_cachemgr to use a log file other than the
Example 1: Stopping and Restarting the ldap_cachemgr Daemon
The following example shows how to stop and to restart the
example# /etc/init.d/ldap.client stop
example# /etc/init.d/ldap.client start
Example 2: Forcing ldap_cachemgr to Reread the
/var/ldap/ldap_client_file and /var/ldap/ldap_client_cred
The following example shows how to force ldap_cachemgr to
reread the /var/ldap/ldap_client_file and
example# pkill -HUP ldap_cachemgr
Default log file.
Files containing the LDAP configuration of the client.
These files are not to be modified manually. Their
content is not guaranteed to be human readable. Use
ldapclient(1M) to update these files.
The ldap_cachemgr utility is included in the Solaris 9
release on an uncommitted basis only. It is subject to
change or removal in a future minor release.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWnisu |
ldap(1), ldapadd(1), ldapdelete(1), ldaplist(1), ldapmo-
dify(1), ldapmodrdn(1), ldapsearch(1),pkill(1),
idsconfig(1M), ldapaddent(1M), ldapclient(1M),
suninstall(1M), signal(3HEAD), resolv.conf(4), attributes(5)
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