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Re: [K12OSN] OT - Can't authenticate Ubuntu 8.04 to LDAP

Thanks for the tip Todd. I'll try that when I go in on Monday. Do you know any way to "wipe the LDAP login slate clean" on the client? I've edited a bunch of conf files. When I simply comment out the ldap lines that I've added then I can't log in at all (except as root/recovery) to uncomment them out again. Then, I can log in again, but the login process is super slow (minutes). It got slow when I first edited those files. It's only allowing local logins (accounts created on the client), but it feels like it's trying to do an LDAP thing too and I have to wait for some sort of timeout from LDAP and maybe from the /home export before the computer gets going. I was sloppy and in a hurry when I first edited those files. I should have made backups and kept a log of what I was doing, but I didn't. Is there any way to recreate the default conf files for pam and libnss and all that stuff? I'm getting the feeling I need to reinstall Ubuntu on that box and really start over. It's a drag, because I did a bunch of other configuring on that box to make it my workstation (dual monitors, etc., etc.).



You should be able to run ldapsearch from the client by specifying the
server. I think the command is

ldapsearch -H hosturl -D bindname -W

but I don't have access to an LDAP server to check that at the moment.

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 8:40 PM, Carl Keil <carl snarlnet com> wrote:

> Hey Folks,
> I've been trying for weeks to set up an LDAP server.  I've got the feeling
> that they LDAP server is working, but I'm not sure.  I am sure that I can't
> get my Ubuntu 8 test client to authenticate from it.  Is there anything like
> a troubleshooting procedure for this?  Is there a way to test my connection
> to the server from the client short of rebooting and trying to log in?
>  (Make sure I'm not having firewall, dns, etc. issues?)
> Also, I kindof think my test client is fairly hosed from all the conf file
> editing I've done.  I've tried uninstalling ldap-auth-config and
> reinstalling it, but it doesn't ask me questions when I reinstall.  Is there
> a procedure for "resetting" all the files that pertain to logging in (the
> stuff in pam.d, etc.), so that I can try reconfiguring for LDAP
> authentication from scratch again?  Right now my client takes forever to log
> in (locally), so testing is a real pain.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> ck

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