Daniel Bramkamp bramkamp at team-datentechnik.de
Mon Feb 27 08:14:37 UTC 2006

Quoting David Trask <dtrask at vcsvikings.org>:


> You mention that users are the same on each server.  Are they both Linux
> servers?  If so, why would you have users on both servers?

yes, they are both running Linux. My user accounts are stored in LDAP. 
Both servers use the same LDAP database, that's why they appear on both 
servers, obviously.

> Use something like smbldap-installer  http://www.majen.net/smbldap and to set
> everything up on the file server.  I have Samba and LDAP running on my
> file server and simply point my K12LTSP server to it for authentication
> using authconfig.  I export the /home directories via NFS....no issues at
> all and have been doing this for 3-4 years now.

Well, that's what I am doing as well. The LTSP server is using the 
fileserver and LDAP for authentication. I am sure the script you 
mentioned is helpful but my user accounts and Samba are already setup.

I think I have found the issue now though :

Some users log in as "User" instead of "user". The weird thing is, that 
"id user" and "id User" return different results when it comes to group 
membership. I guess this happens because the uid attribute in the LDAP 
schema file is case insensitive while the memberUid attribute is case 
sensitive. This leads to weird results. I have found a PAM module which 
forces users to login with their name in lowercase. I am going to try 
that and see if it helps.

Daniel Bramkamp

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