[Samba] User list

Scott Mayo sgmayo at mail.bloomfield.k12.mo.us
Fri Oct 7 19:08:04 GMT 2005

John H Terpstra wrote:
> On Friday 07 October 2005 12:47, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
>>John H Terpstra wrote:
>>>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
>>Just out of curiousity, what in this post make you think that
>>an update nss_ldap would solve the problem?  Have you experienced
>>this bug ?   Just curious.
> I helped Scott with his set up originally. The version of nss_ldap I pointed 
> Scott at has a bug that is fixed in later release. It causes the exact 
> symptoms he reported. I have had to update to nss_ldap 242 in a number of 
> sites to fix this same problem.
> - John T.
>>Off hand I would probably be more apt to point at a corrupted
>>index in the slapd database.

Actually after posting this question earlier in the morning, Pierre sent 
the fix to me within a few minutes.  The following line in the 
slapd.conf file took care of my problems.

sizelimit -1

I will also do an update though.

Scott Mayo
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Bloomfield Schools
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