The Null backend to slapd(8) is surely the most useful part of slapd:
- Searches return success but no entries.
- Compares return compareFalse.
- Updates return success (unless readonly is on) but do nothing.
- Binds other than as the rootdn fail unless the database option
"bind on" is given.
- The slapadd(8) and slapcat(8) tools are equally exciting.
Inspired by the /dev/null device.
This slapd.conf option applies to the NULL backend database. That
is, it must follow a "database null" line and come before any
subsequent "database" lines. Other database options are described in
the slapd.conf(5) manual page.
Allow binds as any DN in this backend's suffix, with any
password. The default is "off".
If enabled, a single entry will be returned on all search
requests. The entry's DN will be the same as the database
suffix. The default is "off".
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