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RE: Configuring Solaris 8 clients
--On Wednesday, March 26, 2003 9:28 AM -0500 Igor Brezac <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
On my Solaris 9 box, at least, running that command started up nscd and
the ldap cache manager. It has been running on my system for several
weeks without problem. It also created /etc/defaultdomain.
I stand corrected. ldapclient will do all of this for you. You do need
to cleanup a bit after it runs. ldapclient restarts some services which
are not necessarily running (automounter in my case) and it installs a
default nsswitch.ldap which may need editing. On Solaris 8 you have to do
this by hand; however, ldap_cachemgr is not required to run in order for
the ldap client to operate. I do recommend getting solaris schema from
the links I mentioned earlier. Unfortunately, automatic setup does not
work for both Solaris (8|9). You need to patch openldap, or Sun needs to
fix the ldapclient and specify what attributes it needs from rootDN.
We are not using the Solaris Schema for 8 or 9, and it works just fine. We
have configured our openldap server to use posixAccount, and Solaris seems
happy with that. The only real issue I've seen is that it complains
occasionally about default_client not existing, but it hasn't hurt
anything. Note too that in my original post I noted that I had made some
changes to nsswitch.ldap.
I'm not clear why OpenLDAP needs patching...
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