Problem with winbind on Solaris 8 with LDAP patch 108993-18
Bob.Edgar at commerzbankib.com
Mon May 5 16:07:12 GMT 2003
This patch back-ports the Solaris 9 LDAP functionality to Solaris 8.
After the patch is applied the winbind entries in /etc/nsswitch.conf
no longer work.
passwd: files winbind nisplus
group: files winbind nisplus
In fact, with the patch and the winbind entry, simple logins don't work.
I haven't had a chance to test winbind functionality on Solaris 9 but I
suspect it doesn't work there at all.
The problem seems to be that nsswitch.conf doesn't support an arbitrary
data source. From the manual page on Solaris 8:
The following sources may be used:
files /etc/hosts, /etc/passwd,
dns Valid only for hosts; uses the
Internet Domain Name Service.
compat Valid only for passwd and group;
implements "+" and "-". See
Interaction with +/- syntax.
user Valid only for printers; imple-
ments support for
xfn Valid only for printers; imple-
ments support for FNS printer
contexts. Provided to allow tran-
sition away from FNS printer con-
But, further on in the same page:
A source named SSS is implemented by a shared object named
nss_SSS.so.1 that resides in /usr/lib.
Misspelled names of sources and databases will be treated as
legitimate names of (most likely nonexistent) sources and
Has anyone got any good ideas about what to do here? Perhaps a request
for enhancement to Sun? Maybe it's a bug because it used to work?
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