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LDAP client issue

I'm new to Centos and to openldap. I am by trade a Solaris Admin. I'm experimenting with openldap and thought Linux would be easier to install and setup openldap on, so far this is true. The problem I'm having is that I can't get the client server to authenticate to the openldap server. I can authenticate on the server itself though. I can su to, login and shh into the openldap server and become a ldap user. I just can't become an ldap user on the client.

I didn't setup TLS/SSL. I can do that after I have it working. I'm using hashed passwords though. I don't have replication setup. I'm am tying to setup the most basic openldap environment then build from there. I have read the openldap section in the admin guide.

My setup at home.
Openldap server – light.deathnote.net --
client server – vm-centos01.deathnote.net – -- VM on virtualbox
Virtualbox host – L (OS MAC) –
router (apple airport extreme) / default gatway –

All computer can reach the internet and ping each other. When I installed centos I disabled SELinux.

I used these guids to setup my openldap.
Centralize user accounts with OpenLDAP
24.6.*OpenLDAP Setup Overview
Step-by-step OpenLDAP Installation and Configuration | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

Below I have included some output from the files I'm using with openldap. Please Let me know if you see any errors. Any help getting my clients to work would be great thanks for reading this post.
 [root@vm-centos01 ~]# tail /var/log/messages  
 Jul  2 09:25:33 vm-centos01 xfs: nss_ldap: reconnecting to LDAP server (sleeping 16 seconds)... 
 Jul  2 09:25:49 vm-centos01 xfs: nss_ldap: failed to bind to LDAP server ldap://light.deathnote.net: Can't contact LDAP server 
 Jul  2 09:25:49 vm-centos01 xfs: nss_ldap: failed to bind to LDAP server ldap:// Can't contact LDAP server 
 Jul  2 09:25:49 vm-centos01 xfs: nss_ldap: reconnecting to LDAP server (sleeping 32 seconds)... 
 Jul  2 09:26:21 vm-centos01 xfs: nss_ldap: failed to bind to LDAP server ldap://light.deathnote.net: Can't contact LDAP server 
 Jul  2 09:26:21 vm-centos01 xfs: nss_ldap: failed to bind to LDAP server ldap:// Can't contact LDAP server 
 Jul  2 09:26:21 vm-centos01 xfs: nss_ldap: reconnecting to LDAP server (sleeping 64 seconds)... 
 Jul  2 09:27:25 vm-centos01 xfs: nss_ldap: failed to bind to LDAP server ldap://light.deathnote.net: Can't contact LDAP server 
 Jul  2 09:27:25 vm-centos01 xfs: nss_ldap: failed to bind to LDAP server ldap:// Can't contact LDAP server 
 Jul  2 09:27:25 vm-centos01 xfs: nss_ldap: could not search LDAP server - Server is unavailable

nothing shows up in this log on the ldap server.
 [root@vm-centos01 ~]# netstat -tuan|grep 389 
 [root@vm-centos01 ~]#  

 [root@light ~]#  netstat -tuan|grep 389 
 tcp        0      0       *                   LISTEN       
 tcp        0      0                  ESTABLISHED  
 tcp        0      0                  ESTABLISHED  
 [root@light ~]#

There seems to be a possible network issue here.
 [root@vm-centos01 ~]# more /etc/ldap.conf
 host  light.deathnote.net
 base  dc=deathnote,dc=net
 uri   ldap:// 
 ssl off

 [root@light openldap]# more /etc/ldap.conf 
 base  dc=deathnote,dc=net
 uri  ldap:// 
 ssl no 
 pam_password md5  

 [root@light openldap]# more /etc/openldapldap.conf 
 # LDAP Defaults 
 # See ldap.conf(5) for details 
 # This file should be world readable but not world writable. 
 BASE dc=deathnote,dc=net 
 #URI    ldap:///light.deathnote.net ldap:///light.deathnote.net:666 
 #SIZELIMIT      12 
 #TIMELIMIT      15 
 #DEREF          never 
 URI ldap:// 
 #TLS_CACERTDIR /etc/openldap/cacerts 

 [root@vm-centos01 ~]# more /etc/pam.d/system-auth 
 # This file is auto-generated. 
 # User changes will be destroyed the next time authconfig is run. 
 auth        required      pam_env.so 
 auth        sufficient    pam_unix.so nullok try_first_pass 
 auth        requisite     pam_succeed_if.so uid >= 500 quiet 
 auth        sufficient    pam_ldap.so use_first_pass 
 auth        required      pam_deny.so 
 account     required      pam_unix.so broken_shadow 
 account     sufficient    pam_localuser.so 
 account     sufficient    pam_succeed_if.so uid < 500 quiet 
 account     [default=bad success=ok user_unknown=ignore] pam_ldap.so 
 account     required      pam_permit.so 
 password    requisite     pam_cracklib.so retry=3 
 password    sufficient    pam_unix.so md5 shadow nullok try_first_pass use_authtok 
 password    sufficient    pam_ldap.so use_authtok 
 password    required      pam_deny.so 
 session     optional      pam_keyinit.so revoke 
 session     required      pam_limits.so 
 session     optional      pam_mkhomedir.so 
 session     [success=1 default=ignore] pam_succeed_if.so service in crond quiet use_uid 
 session     required      pam_unix.so 
 session     optional      pam_ldap.so 

 [root@vm-centos01 ~]# more /etc/sysconfig/authconfig  
 [root@vm-centos01 ~]#  

 passwd:     files ldap 
 shadow:     files ldap 
 group:      files ldap 
 hosts:      files dns

 [root@light openldap]# more slapd.conf
 include         /etc/openldap/schema/core.schema 
 include         /etc/openldap/schema/cosine.schema 
 include         /etc/openldap/schema/inetorgperson.schema 
 include         /etc/openldap/schema/nis.schema 

 loglevel        296 

 pidfile         /var/run/openldap/slapd.pid access to attrs=shadowLastChange,userPassword 
         by anonymous auth 
         by self write 
         by * auth 
 access to * 
         by * read 
 argsfile        /var/run/openldap/slapd.args 

 database        bdb 
 suffix          "dc=deathnote,dc=net" 
 rootdn          "cn=Manager,dc=deathnote,dc=net" 
 rootpw          {SSHA}/ZKRMzbmnEVoUNdqx3T1gsh2AmyvJmCi

 directory       /var/lib/ldap

 # Indices to maintain for this database 
 index objectClass                       eq,pres 
 index ou,cn,mail,surname,givenname      eq,pres,sub 
 index uidNumber,gidNumber,loginShell    eq,pres 
 index uid,memberUid                     eq,pres,sub 
 index nisMapName,nisMapEntry            eq,pres,sub

Any help would be great.

---------- Post updated at 03:06 PM ---------- Previous update was at 12:39 PM ----------

I found out what the issue was. I just need to open port 389 on the firewall. I wish when people create guides, on how to do things, they would tell you to do these things.

Maybe this will help othes as well.

Last edited by bitlord; 07-02-2011 at 05:08 PM.. Reason: Code tags, please...
# 2  
Old 07-04-2011
set the loglevel and check the logs after restarting.

Chapter 6 LDAP Configuration

also try using the ldapsearch verbose options.
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