[K12OSN] ltsp ldap client setup

Peter Hartmann ascensiontech at gmail.com
Wed Jul 12 19:04:42 UTC 2006

Hey David,

I tried ,
smbldap-groupadd –a –g 525 Students
smbldap-groupadd –a –g 526 Staff

But net groupmap list doesn't show them.  Also when I look at the user
i created with smbldap-useradd -m -a [username], getent group shows
the new entry as this:


(the user i just created had gid 10000)

Whats up with that doyou think?

I just posted some messages from tail -f /var/log/ldap to the list
too. Maybe that will help?



On 7/10/06, David Trask <dtrask at vcsvikings.org> wrote:
> Sorry for the short answer....it was late.  The issue is probably
> nsswitch.conf.  There's no problem that I can se other than the
> authentication is looking for local users first....it always does....so
> you can use a few predetermined users (local) on the server....if for some
> reason LDAP didn't work....you'd be locked out until you went into single
> user mode and fixed some things.  You'll notice that /etc/nsswitch.conf
> shows   "files ldap"  in that order......this basically means it checks
> local first then ldap (as it should).  Now.....which version of the
> smbldap-installer are you using?  What did you install onto
> FC4...FC5...K12LTSP 4.4 or 5?  The latest version, as Matt indicated in
> his post, has an issue with a "dbus" timeout that appears to be directly
> related to nsswitch in FC5 (K12LTSP 5).  I'd limit the number of local
> users on the server to just a few to keep from confusing things.  Let me
> know what versions you're using and we'll take it from there.
> "Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com>
> writes:
> >"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
> >Sun Jul  9 2006 at 16:56 +0000 wrote:
> >>I did move the k12 users to the ldap server because I was
> >>thinking of using the padl.com migrate_passwd.pl because I thought it
> >>actually uses the current passwords (now I don't think it does).  But
> >>I think this might be causing me some problems because
> >>/etc/sysconfig/system-auth checks the login against /etc/passwd first.
> >> Right now my client setup definetely checks the local /etc/passwd
> >>first.  If It doesn't find an entry and does find a ldap user I get
> >>asked for Login, Password, Ldap Password but I still can't get in. Can
> >>you shed any light on this?
> >
> >
> >There shouldn't be any users on the K12LTSP box....yes....it will check
> >local users/passwords first....so don't have any users on the k12ltsp box
> >
> >
> >David N. Trask
> >Technology Teacher/Director
> >Vassalboro Community School
> >dtrask at vcsvikings.org
> >(207)923-3100
> >
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