16.5 Refreshing the LDAP Server

After you change a configuration option or setting on an LDAP server, you must refresh the server so that the changes can take effect.

However, you can't refresh the server while LDAP requests are being serviced. For example, if an operation requires a 15-minute walk of the eDirectory tree, the refresh won't occur until after that operation is complete.

Similarly, you can't take the LDAP server down while LDAP server threads are at work.

When a refresh is scheduled to occur, the LDAP server delays new LDAP requests from starting until after the refresh occurs.

By default, at 30-minute intervals the LDAP server checks the time stamps on the LDAP Server object and the LDAP Group object for changes to settings. If settings have changed, the server then implements the changes.

If the server discovers that time stamps on the settings have not changed, no refresh occurs. If you force a refresh, the server ignores time stamps and makes the changes.

To refresh the LDAP server, do one of the following: