Most of the commands in the previous sections assume you already have created an LDAP client. If you have not created a client and want to check the data on the server, use the ldapsearch command. The following example lists all of the containers.
# ldapsearch -h server1 -b "dc=west,dc=example,dc=com" -s one "objectclass=*"
In Solaris 9 and earlier releases, the ldapsearch command, by default, produced output in a nonstandard textual representation. The default output for ldapsearch in later Solaris releases is the industry standardized LDIF format that is defined by RFC-2849. All versions of ldapsearch can output LDIF format using the -L option.