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       slurpd - Standalone LDAP Update Replication Daemon


       /usr/lib/ultrapossum/slapd/libexec/slurpd    [-d    debug-level]    [-f
       slapd-config-file]  [-r  slapd-replog-file]  [-t  temp-dir]  [-o]   [-k


       Slurpd is used to propagate changes from one slapd database to another.
       If slapd is configured to produce a replication log, slurpd reads  that
       replication  log and sends the changes to the slave slapd instances via
       the LDAP protocol.  slurpd is typically invoked at boot  time,  usually
       out of /etc/rc.local.

       Upon  startup,  slurpd normally forks and disassociates itself from the
       invoking tty, then reads the  replication  log  (given  either  by  the
       replogfile  directive  in  the slapd config file, or by the -r command-
       line option).  If the replication log file does not exist or is  empty,
       slurpd  goes  to  sleep.  It periodically wakes up and checks to see if
       there are any changes to be propoagated.

       When slurpd notices that there are changes to propagate to slave  slapd
       instances,  it  locks  the replication log, makes its own private copy,
       releases the lock, and forks one copy of itself for each replica  slapd
       to  be  updated.  Each child process binds to the slave slapd as the DN
       given by the binddn option to the replica directive in the slapd config
       file, and sends the changes.

       See slapd(8) for details on the standalone LDAP daemon.

       Note  that  slurpd  reads replication directive from slapd.conf(5), but
       uses ldap.conf(5) to obtain other configuration settings (such  as  TLS


       -d debug-level
              Turn  on debugging as defined by debug-level.  If this option is
              specified, even with a zero argument, slurpd will  not  fork  or
              disassociate from the invoking terminal.  Some general operation
              and status messages are printed for any  value  of  debug-level.
              debug-level   is   taken   as   a  bit  string,  with  each  bit
              corresponding to a different kind of debugging information.  See
              <ldap.h> for details.

       -f slapd-config-file
              Specifies   the   slapd  configuration  file.   The  default  is

       -r slapd-replog-file
              Specifies the name of the slapd replication logfile.   Normally,
              the  name  of  the  replication  log file is read from the slapd
              configuration file.  The file should be located in  a  directory
              with  limited  read/write/execute  access.  The -r option allows
              you to override this.  In conjunction with the  -o  option,  you
              can  process  a  replication log file in a "one-shot" mode.  For
              example, if  slurpd  has  encountered  errors  in  processing  a
              replication  log,  you  can run it in one-shot mode and give the
              rejection file name as the  argument  to  the  -r  option,  once
              you’ve  resolved  the  problem  which  caused the replication to

       -o     Run in "one-shot" mode.  Normally, slurpd processes  the  replog
              file  and  then  watches  for  more  replication  entries  to be
              appended.  In one-shot mode, slurpd processes a replication  log
              and exits.

       -t temp-dir
              slurpd  copies the replication log to a working directory before
              processing  it.   The   directory   permissions   should   limit
              read/write/execute   access   as  temporary  files  may  contain
              sensitive information.  This option allows you  to  specify  the
              location   of   these   temporary   files.    The   default   is

       -k srvtab-file
              Specify the location of the kerberos srvtab file which  contains
              keys  for  the  replica  slapd  instances.  Overrides the srvtab
              argument to the replica directive  in  the  slapd  configuration


       To  start  slurpd  and  have  it  fork and detach from the terminal and
       process the replication logs generated by slapd, just type:


       To start slurpd with an alternate slapd configuration file, and turn on
       voluminous debugging which will be printed on standard error, type:

            /usr/lib/ultrapossum/slapd/libexec/slurpd -f /etc/ultrapossum/slapd/openldap/slapd.conf -d 255


       ldap(3), ldap.conf(5), slapd.conf(5), slapd.replog(5), slapd(8)

       "OpenLDAP Administrator’s Guide" (


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       (  OpenLDAP is  derived  from  University  of
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