Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2)
While trying to connect to the OES AFP server, the following errors may be encountered:
On the MAC:
ERROR: Sorry, you entered and invalid username or password.
On the server:
ERROR: ldap_initconn: LDAP bind failed (error = ), trying to connect to alternative LDAP server
Unload and reload nldap and check to see if ldap is listening on ports 389 and 636.
- nldap -u
- nldap -l
- netstat -ant | grep -e 389 -e 636
A network trace will show the server trying to talk to itself over the loopback for ldap. When nldap isn't properly loaded a packet will be sent from the loopback to the loopback and the response will be a RST (reset). In a properly configured scenario, a series of packets will be exchanged over the loopback (possibly in the range of 10-20 packets or so) before name resolution will occur. There will not be a RST.