Archive for 'Sun Directory Server'

Generating statistics from the Sun directory server access logs

I have been managing Sun’s directory server for close to four years, and it is one of the few products I use that has all the bells and whistles out of the box. One extremely useful feature is the ability to generate statistics from the server access logs. This capability is built into the […]

Generating passwords for LDAP

When I generate LDIF entries for new LDAP users, I need to populate the userPassword field with a crypt password or an SHA1 or MD5 hash. Sun’s directory server comes with the getpwenc utility to assist with this: $ getpwenc CRYPT password {crypt}g72FJndhHyuiob In addition to generating crypt passwords, it can also create MD5 and […]

Debugging directory server issues with DTrace

Today while installing Sun’s directory server, I kept getting the error “No components have been selected for installation in the selected directory” after selecting numerous components for installation: Directory Server components showing a checked box will be installed. [X] 1 Sun Java(TM) System Directory Suite 0 bytes [X] 2 Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server 0 […]