SASL and LDAP problem

Henry B. Hotz hotz at
Thu Jul 23 20:53:01 EDT 2009

Can't you do a ktrace/truss/dtrace/Linux-equivalent and see what file  
it's trying to read?

On Jul 23, 2009, at 10:38 AM, Dan White wrote:

>>> I tried to add a /usr/lib/sasl2/slapd.conf file with this inside
>>> (world readable):
>>> pwcheck_method: saslauthd
>>> But it seems that this file is not read. I see that ubuntu created a
>>> /etc/ldap/sasl2 directory for me but how could I know if sasl is
>>> looking in it? How does sasl know it has to look for a slapd.conf
>>> file and not openldap.conf or whatever.conf? Is it openldap which
>>> specifies the conf file to use or is it libsasl2?
> I totally missed this the first time I read it. Must have not had my
> coffee yet.
> Here's a link to discussion on the SASL path in Debian, which may  
> apply
> to Ubuntu:
> It's possible that Ubuntu has hard coded a path to /etc/ldap/sasl2
> (mailing list indicates that may be an old location), but you will  
> have
> to review the build options for the slapd package to verify.
> - Dan

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