To Search on LDAP directory server for entries, the ldapsearch utility searches through the backend database of LDAP directory for information you have requested.
You can use the following command:
[root@deep] /# ldapsearch -b dn attrs
[root@deep] /# ldapsearch -b o=openna, c=com cn=europe*
cn=Europe Mourani, o=openna, c=com
This command will retrieve all entries and values for the name europe and will print the result to standard output in your terminal.
Some possible uses of OpenLDAP software, for instance OpenLDAP can be used as:
Web Catalogue Server.
White Pages Server.
An Access Control Server.
Network Name Server.
If you have Netscape installed on a Linux workstation, or even another kind of operating system, you can use its Address Book features to access the LDAP Directory Server you have just installed
on Linux and query your directory server for information like you do with the ldapsearch command tool on Linux.
If you are interested in doing that, follow the simple steps below:
Open Netscape Communicator
Go to Communicator menu
Open the Address Book
Go to File menu
Click on New Directory
Fill the boxes with your server information
Example 26-4. Address Book
Open Network Architecture
Now all you have to do is to make some queries to your LDAP Directory Server on Linux, by using the box named to start your search, and clicking on
the button to get the results.