eDirectory install stuck at schema sync

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  • 14-Dec-2010
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory 8.8 for Linux


Initial install of eDirectory stuck at schema sync on SLES Linux server.


  1. If the firewall on the server is turned off, then make sure that if the server is not behind a physical firewall.
    Verify the above by doing a telnet to the server telnet <ip address> 524
  2. Check if the firewall is running on the server.
    To disable the Firewall, run rcSuSEfirewall2 stop on the server console.
  3. Check if the server that is being added to the existing tree is not on a NAT network.

Additional Information

 eDirectory doesn't support NAT. That's because the IP address of the servers are stored in eDirectory, and if they don't match the visible addresses, they can't communicate. Perhaps other option could be to use a site-to-site VPN.
For eDirectory Remote Sync Questions, follow the below mentioned link :