[Samba] Users can't login on Samba+Ldap

Faye Gibbins Faye.Gibbins at ed.ac.uk
Tue May 12 09:22:04 GMT 2009

It's normal to have /etc/passwd entries in their that you'd need if your 
ldap infrastructure died in the most horrible way.

Otherwise a small ldap problem can brick a machine.


dogbert at infinito.it wrote:
> sorry... forgot to crosspost answer to the list:
> I'm checking /etc/ldap.conf and it seems that at the end of this file it was
> added a line with the following directive:
> nss_initgroups_ignoreusers
> that included more or less every single entry contained in my /etc/passwd
> file at the time of the ldap configuration.
> is that normal behaviour ?
> Thanks,
> Riccardo


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