How to Identify LDAP naming contexts using ldapsearch

Posted August 28, 2003 by Quinn McHenry in UNIX

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Using ldapsearch from the command line, it is possible to find all of the naming contexts of the directory server (lowest level distinguished names like o=tech-recipes).

The simplest version of this command (running ldapsearch locally on the LDAP server itself):

ldapsearch -s base -b "" objectclass=top

The resulting text will display the naming contexts, one per line, prefixed by namingcontext:

If you are running ldapsearch on a remote system, you can specify the directory server host (say, dir-serv) by adding

-h dir-serv

before the objectclass=top argument.


About Quinn McHenry

Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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