CVS update: samba/source/passdb

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Tue Nov 28 14:44:51 GMT 2000

Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Gerald Carter wrote:
> > "Anders C. Thorsen" wrote:
> > >
> > > Does anyone know if ldap supports case-insensitive searches?
> >
> > Yes.
> So it is possible to make username searches on samba 
> pasdb backend and then on local passwd trusting the 
> passdb backend stored username.

I was only replying to the question about LDAP.  If your getpwnam()
calls are also case insensitive (in the case of using nss_ldap),
the yes the entire thing is case insensitive.  However, if you are using
the standard nss_files distributed with Linux and man UNIX variants,
then it will be a case sensitive match.

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