[K12OSN] ltsp ldap client setup

David Trask dtrask at vcsvikings.org
Sun Jul 9 03:41:13 UTC 2006

Question #1....did you run authconfig?  There's nothing special to do to a
K12LTSP server to make it an LDAP client.  Just run authconfig and be done
with it.  

Question #2....are you running the Samba/LDAP server on the same machine
as the LTSP server?  If so...again....use authconfig.

Question #3....Did you use smbldap-installer to set up the ldap server? 
If not....you did it the hard way.  http://www.majen.net/smbldap  Works
fantastic on Ubuntu....even Dapper....works fine in FC4 and K12LTSP
4.1.....the version for FC5 and K12LTSP 5 is still in beta, but almost
ready.....still one nagging nsswitch issue.  Just the other day I set up
an Ubuntu Samba/LDAP server and authenticated a K12LTSP 5 server to it
along with a Windows machine with roaming profiles....worked fantastic.

"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
Friday, July 07, 2006 at 3:50 PM +0000 wrote:
>Hey Folks , I'm having a weird problem setting up the ltsp server as
>an ldap client.  It seems to be using the local /etc/passwd for auth
>instead of the ldap server although if the ldap server is disconnected
>authentication fails.  nfs homes are mounting. Attached is the ltsp
>/etc/nsswitch.conf and ldap.conf.       I'm wondering what the
>difference between /etc/ldap.conf and /etc/openldap/ldap.conf is too.
>I've tried to make them look the same.
> Little help?
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David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Director
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask at vcsvikings.org

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