[clug] Syncronising UID/GIDs when migrating to LDAP

Edward Lang edlang at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 01:47:55 GMT 2007


Does anyone have any knowledge or experience in syncronising UID/GIDs across
myriad servers when migrating the servers to use LDAP for authentication and
user data storage?

I've got a bunch of servers that have been put into use over a period of
time and unfortunately the UIDs and GIDs don't presently match up.  They're
each presently using local authentication and local user administration.
I've been asked to assist in moving them to point at a Win2003 AD PDC using
LDAP as the transport. (Kerberos doesn't do group enumeration!) Centralising
the administration and authentication would be nice but maintaining file and
directory ownerships could well be a nightmare.



Edward C. Lang
Mobile: 0407 337 647

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