I'm working through some of the documentation for the ldap-agent at
(although with Fedora Directory Server). I have a simple
ldap-agent.conf file in /opt/fedora-ds/slapd-instance/config. The
documentation states that a config item of "server" should be specified
that points to the log directory of the Directory Server instance to be
monitored. I found that it balked if I did that:
ldap-agent: Error opening server config file:
so I changed the server value to be just /opt/fedora-ds/slapd-instance.
Error message goes away but now when I try to start ldap-agent, I get:
ldap-agent: Not started! Check log file for details.
And if I check the log file for details, I see:
2005-11-30 16:58:21 Starting ldap-agent...
The -D option generates no more additional information.
On the server, net-snmp is running, with agentx support, listening to a
socket in /var/agentx/master. The documentation states that version
5.2.1 is required, but I'm only running 5.1.2.
Now I found that if I disabled iptables on this server, the agent came
up, one time. Thought that was it but then I found if I killed it and
restarted it, it didn't come up. And then with iptables enabled again,
it did come up. And then it didn't. You get the picture - its very
So, anyone have this running reliably?
Kevin M. Myer
Senior Systems Administrator
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 http://www.iu13.org