[Samba] 'getent passwd' shows duplicate user accounts
db.collins at yahoo.com.au
Mon Aug 11 13:04:09 GMT 2008
Thanks for the advice, Andre.
Yes, the lines do say 'files ldap'. I will leave it as is.
On Mon, 2008-08-11 at 08:52 +0200, André Welter wrote:
> David Collins schrieb:
> > Hello,
> > I am setting up an LDAP Samba server, and have migrated all the local
> > posix account info into it as well as creating the smb account info.
> > I have now set up this server to use LDAP for authentication (rather
> > than /etc/passwd, etc.) like so ...
> > sudo apt-get --yes install ldap-auth-client
> > sudo auth-client-config -a -p lac_ldap
> > When testing the result with 'getent passwd', I see all the LDAP user
> > accounts, but it seems the info in /etc/passwd file is also reported.
> > Is this normal?
> Have a look at your /etc/nsswitch.conf. If it contains something like this:
> passwd: files ldap
> group: files ldap
> shadow: files ldap
> (while 'files' could also read 'compat') it is indeed normal and
> normally it should be left this way so you have authentication during
> system startup before ldap becomes available.
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