[Samba] User list

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Fri Oct 7 17:10:22 GMT 2005

On Friday 07 October 2005 07:32, Scott Mayo wrote:
> I have a samba server setup with LDAP.  Before I was using LDAP, I could
> get a list of users and groups with my perl script by using the getgrent
> and getpwent routines.  I cannot use this anymore, because for some
> reason, these routines do not see all of my users.  They only see up to
> a certain point.  If I do a 'getent passwd' from the command line, it
> only shows up to certain number of users.  The others are there though
> and they work fine.
> IE:  I created the user 'johnsonz' as one of my last users.  If I do a
> 'gentent passwd | grep johnsonz', then I do not see this user anywhere
> at all, but if I do 'id johnsonz', it shows his information.
> Anyone have any ideas why this would happen?  Everything seems to be

Update to a more recent version of nss_ldap. It is available from 

- John T.

> working alright besides this, but I would like to be able to extract a
> list of users or groups at certain times.  At this point, I see no way
> to do it since there is no /etc/passwd or /etc/group to check.
> Thanks
> --
> Scott Mayo
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> Bloomfield Schools
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