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Re: nsswitch.conf:hosts files ldap dns
søn, 2003-02-16 kl. 12:21 skrev Phil Dibowitz:
> > OpenLDAP is a directory server, nothing more nothing less.
> > It does not provide means to replace NIS/NIS+/AD/...
> > This functionality is provided by third party modules like nss_ldap
> > or pam_ldap that have little / nothing to do with OpenLDAP.
> well it's the basis of a replacement for those things... but you bring
> up an excellent point. So I guess I'm getting a little off topic here,
> (as this pertains to nss_ldap), but my original point was that I don't
> accept "don't use it for hosts" with no good explination,
You an Aussie, or a Kiwi? If so, why not "ixplenition"?
> as a solution
> to "it breaks everything else when you use it for hosts" despite the
> fact the original authors say it can be used for hosts.
Just for the record. For me, Openldap, with or without other necessary
extras (like pam/nss__ldap, Cyrus SASL, Kerberos etc) is a magic box,
with few limitations.
You want to use it instead of NIS/NIS+? Of course you can. You want to
use it instead of DNS? (ugh) Of course you can. Etc.
Sweeping "you can't, because I say so" statements are out of place with
Just for the fun, I bunged "hosts files dns ldap" into my
/etc/nsswitch.conf. Half expecting my machine to crash. But it didn't,
of course, everything still works bootifully. But perhaps because my
/etc/hosts file is as it should be and my BIND 9.2 DNS server works as
When you rob a person of his illusions,
you are robbing him of his happiness