I've installed nss_ldap, edited nsswitch.conf to use ldap; here is my
host ldap.<mycompany>.com base o=<mycompany>,c=<cc> bind_policy soft nss_reconnect_tries 4 nss_reconnect_sleeptime 1 nss_reconnect_maxsleeptime 16 nss_reconnect_maxconntries 2
When I do
I get a correct view of all the usernames in the company. But if I do
getent passwd <some user>
with a known valid username, nothing is returned, as if the user didn't exist. (it works for local non-ldap users)
If I compile nss_ldap with debug enabled, the former prints out a lot of debugging messages like: nss_ldap: ==> do_result nss_ldap: <== do_result nss_ldap: ==> _nss_ldap_assign_userpassword nss_ldap: <== _nss_ldap_assign_userpassword
but the latter does not show anything. There's nothing in syslog either.
This quite puzzles me. Where should I start looking for the problem ? any ideas where it could be ?
The client is running Gentoo linux, nss_ldap-264. The LDAP server is out of my control.