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|System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)|
ldap_cachemgr is a daemon that runs on LDAP client machines. When you start the LDAP client, the ldap_cachemgr daemon is invoked. The daemon performs the following key functions.
Refreshes the client configuration information stored in the profiles on the server and pulls this data from the clients
Maintains a sorted list of active LDAP servers to use
Improves lookup efficiency by caching some common lookup requests submitted by various clients
Improves the efficiency of host lookups
Starting in the Solaris 10 10/09 release, if the enableShadowUpdate switch is set to true, gains access to the configured administrator credential and performs updates to the shadow data
Note - ldap_cachemgr must be running at all times for LDAP naming services to work.
Refer to the ldap_cachemgr(1M) man page for detailed information.