SUMMARY: mysterious ldap requests

From: Lynette Bellini <>
Date: Thu Sep 27 2001 - 10:41:19 EDT
Many thanks to Rachel Polanskis on this question:

> I have 6 solaris 7 and 8 boxes which are pounding the central ldap
> server with requests. There are other identical machines on the same
> subnet which are not exhibiting this behavior. It appears that they
> are traversing the x.500 directory tree.

Who pointed me to:

The best solution, unless you are using xfn for something, is to
remove the xfn line from /etc/auto_master, and stop/start autofs.

Alternatively, you can edit the file:


And remove the services -- though this makes it so you can't do any
x500/ldap stuff. Also not sure what is required to make this take
effect as I did not go this route.

Lynette Bellini
Systems Administrator
University of Minnesota
Received on Thu Sep 27 15:41:19 2001

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