nslcd logs error "ldap_result() failed: Can't contact LDAP server" frequently

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  • In the /var/log/messages file we are seeing the following error continually spammed and we would like it to stop.
<date> <time> <servername> nslcd[<pid>]: [<string>] ldap_result() failed: Can't contact LDAP server
  • LDAP lookups and authentication are still working.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • nslcd

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