Thanks for responding.
Nothing unusual in the logs, just the records success and failure.
I have been using the service ldap stop/start
I was also using the slap
commands extensively (always when ldap was stopped) when I should have perhaps been using the "safer" ldapmodify / add etc
. I was stopping the server and deleting the db files several times and the ldap started up ok until it did not restart. I did nothing different than what I had been doing.
I tried slapindex
but that did not fix anything. I restored the original slapd.conf but again no luck - it 'should' have worked. It worked originally.
I have the 'gut' feeling that my ldap is all messed up. I suspect that I have to rebuild the ldap. Does this mean rpm hell for me? Haven't rebuilt before
Shall I refer this issue to another forum group?