[clug] Syncronising UID/GIDs when migrating to LDAP

Duncan Roe duncan_roe at acslink.net.au
Sun Sep 16 00:34:29 GMT 2007

Pardon my ignorance, but isn't that exactly what NIS is supposed to do?

Not that I've used it myself,

Cheers ... Duncan.

On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 11:47:55AM +1000, Edward Lang wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Regards,
> Edward.
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