[Samba] Fwd: getent group fails - fixed

Dermot paikkos at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 23 06:00:55 MDT 2011

Found it.

It turns out that the config file for libnss-ldap is
/etc/libnss-ldap.conf on my distro (Debian). So NSS was ignoring the
config that I had been in /etc/ldap/ldap.conf and taking it from
/etc/libnss-ldap.conf. The former had this "nss_base_group
ou=Groups,dc=example,dc=co,dc=uk?sub" and the latter this
nss_base_group ou=group,dc=example,dc=co,dc=uk?one. Once I edited
group to Groups, it started working.

Package: libnss-ldap
Priority: extra
Section: net
Installed-Size: 304
Maintainer: Richard A Nelson (Rick) <...>
Architecture: amd64
Version: 261-2.1
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7-1), libcomerr2 (>= 1.01), libkrb53 (>=
1.6.dfsg.2), libldap-2.4-2 (>= 2.4.7), libsasl2-2, debconf |
Recommends: nscd, libpam-ldap
Hope that saves someone the (huge) amount of time it's taken me to
figure out where this problem was.

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