[Samba] Re: A little help with nss_ldap - User xxx in passdb,
but getpwnam() fails!
mangoo at mch.one.pl
Fri Nov 26 19:05:07 GMT 2004
John H Terpstra wrote:
> On Friday 26 November 2004 11:19, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>>Of all howtos etc. I made through, I was only able to setup Samba + LDAP
>>using Samba Guide (chapter 6, Making users happy) - it has the smallest
>>number of bugs - without correcting them (like %m needed instead of %u),
>>running Samba + LDAP would be impossible.
> I guess you are absolutely certain that the use of %u in the "add machine
> script" is a bug. Please file a bug report on bugzilla.samba.org with a
> reproducible test case to prove that this is a bug.
I don't know.
For me it didn't work with %u, I spent hours trying to figure out what's
Then I found a post of someone who just changed %u to %m and everything
began to work (there was a longer discussion about it in / after this post).
When I changed %u to %m - adding machines began to work.
Switched back to %u - not working. Switched to %m again - works.
> If it is a bug then we MUST fix it, and then I will update the documentation
Maybe it's just a bug that just happens on certain distributions?
> At this time, in my test environment, using %u (not %m) works perfectly as I
> have documented it. If this does not work in your environment please help me
> to see why. At this time I can not reproduce your problem and thus I fear
> that your advice is misleading.
And for me %m works, %u not (SuSE 9.1 packages; I don't like SuSE anyway :)
So, assuming that I file a bug, what does it change? For you and several
others (I guess most) it is working with %u, so it won't be confirmed.
Or maybe I have to give a temporary shell access to some of the
developers to convince them? :)
> Given that one of us is wrong, let's get to the bottom of the problem and fix
Yeah, Samba should be working with the same settings in the same way, no
matter on what distribution / platform it is running.
I got lots of gray hair when I compared how hard it is to establish
Samba + OpenLDAP, and then MS solutions, even with "official" documentation.
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