ODSEE Replicated Topology After Running idsconfig Gives Error "ldap_add: Referral Hop Limit Exceeded" When Trying To Modify (Doc ID 1993921.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 7.0 to 11.1.1.7.2 [Release 7.0 to 11gR1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Configure multimaster replication with two Directory Server instances.
Run idsconfig on both servers.

Try to add a new user, this gives the error message:

# ldapmodify -D "cn=directory manager" -p 389 -j /var/tmp/ldif/p -e err -a -f testuser.ldif
adding new entry uid=testuser,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com
ldap_add: Referral hop limit exceeded
ldap_add: matched: dc=example,dc=com

On checking the dse.ldif file for the 'nsslapd-state' value, instead of 'backend' the value is 'referral on update'. This is incorrect as these are masters and should be read/writable.

Cause

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