Error -55555 installing an eDirectory 8.8sp2 server into an existing tree

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  • 31-Oct-2007
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory 8.8 for Linux


Can't install an eDirectory 8.8sp2 server into an existing tree using the ndsconfig -p switch.
Can't install an eDirectory 8.8sp2 RedHat Linux Server into an existing tree


The work around for this issue is to install openSLP, version 1.2.1, on to the server going into the tree; and configure the server and all other servers in the tree to talk to a Directory Agent using openSLP.
Look for this issue to be fixed in an upcoming patch. However, note that SLP is highly recommended and is a requirement for Trees with more than 3 servers in the Tree.

Additional Information

NDSD.LOG file gives the following output:

DHModuleInit_dsi: libdsi module.

Oct 26 09:53:34 DHModuleInit_dsi: Calling DSILoad...

Oct 26 09:53:34 DSILoad: Starting...

Oct 26 09:53:34 DSILoad: Configuration utility for Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP 2 v20215.97

Oct 26 09:53:34 DSILoad: Adding server to tree...

Oct 26 09:53:34 DSILoad: End of add server to tree.

Oct 26 09:53:34 DSILoad: Doing cleanup.

Oct 26 09:53:34 DSILoad: Returning -55555

Oct 26 09:53:34 DHModuleInit_dsi: Returning -55555.

Packet trace only shows an NDS Ping request and response from the master replica server when loading ndsconfig with the -p switch.
Packet trace without loading ndsconfig with the -p switch shows no NCP traffic at all