Large increase in sychronization activity after adding eDirectory 8.8 on Linux

  • 7001718
  • 23-Oct-2008
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory 8.8 for Linux


  1. Added a new Linux server with eDirectory 8.8 into an existing tree
  2. Noticed a large increase in synchronization traffic.  (Note: this can be measured with tools that log all packets, especially NCP ones.)
  3. Gathered NDS traces and determined that the sssactiveServerList values were being updated quite often.  Here's an example with Outbound Synchronization and Outbound Synchronization Detail enabled:

    OSyncD: put valueless value succeeded, .sssActiveServerList.[Attribute Definitions].[Schema Root]. MTS [2008/08/27 8:03:14, 14, 1].


Disable Secret Store on the new Linux Server.