System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)

Verifying ldap_cachemgr Is Running

The ldap_cachemgr daemon must be running and functioning correctly at all times. Otherwise, the system doesn't work. When you start the LDAP client, the client starts ldap_cachemgr daemon automatically. So, if the ldap_cachemgr is not running, the LDAP client will be disabled. Following are two methods for determining if the LDAP client is online.

For more information about the ldap_cachemgr daemon, see the ldap_cachemgr(1M) man page.