Why doesn't the passwd backend do as rfc 2307 says things should be? Is there any reason? Is this passwd backend a demo/sample code that nobody uses? I've started to modify it. I'd like to use it to export an /etc/passwd to a lot of computers, without switching to a ldbm database. Any information you can give will be useful, as I'm new with the code (and with LDAP =) ). Thanks!