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The purpose of back_sock is to connect to an another socket that already exists. It's documented in the slapd-sock(5) manpage. It certainly does not create any socket. If you review your logs, you'll only see errors when an action is attempted, because the sock backend opens the socket each time it needs to do some action, and closes it afterwards. You'll ...
You can either, create it yourself (when you save the file any text editor will create it if it do not exist already) or you can add the configuration in the slapd.d directory. Any of them will do.
While googling this same issue I found a post from the FreeIPA users mail list that may be of help. In a reply, Guy Matz describes how he got it to work on Ubuntu 12.04: http://www.redhat.com/archives/freeipa-users/2013-June/msg00091.html Hopefully this post is useful to anyone looking into problems with FreeIPA also with other versions of Ubuntu.
I thought it might be related to a bug, so I added my experiences to the bug report. I'd love to see that bug get fixed!
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