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Re: autofs and linux client - wierdness

yes it works fine...it is configured to look in the LDAP-Database for the maps ("automount: ldap" in nsswitch.conf) ...the client-os is SuSE Linux 8.1 and i had to make some changes in the autofs -script to get it work (it took some time :-))
...i used the schema offered by redhat ... how looks your autofs-script like? did you changed the ldap.conf, i mean the base?


Greg Matthews wrote:
Thanks for the reply Andrea... yes I already have allow bind_v2 and
allow bind_anon_dn. autofs binds anonymously while it searches for the
automount maps, when it finds them it trys to bind _as the dn of the
map_ with no password.

Do you have this working then?


On Tue, 2003-07-01 at 13:42, Andrea Albert wrote:


have you considered to allow bind_v2 in the slapd.conf file?


Greg Matthews wrote:

This is driving me potty!

I've tried every combination I can think of to get my Linux clients
using ldap for autofs. User auth is working fine but autofs will not
play ball...

no matter whether I use the nisMapName/nisObject or the
automountMap/automount schema. Nor whether I use slapd to serve
auto.master (and "automount: ldap" in nsswitch.conf) or use
/etc/auto.master to point at the server ("automount: files" in

Sniffing the network traffic, the client searches for the map (This is
redhat9 and it looks for both schemas nis* first then automount*), finds
the map, and then tries to bind to the server with either
nismapname=auto.users,<basedn> or ou=auto.users,<basedn> depending on
the schema. slapd doesnt like that and so autofs complains it cant
contact the server.

Why is it trying to bind to the server with this dn?? Why is it trying
to bind at all?

I've googled for other ppls configs but whatever I try, I get the same

Does someone have this combination working? Linux client, autofs over
ldap? Has anyone seen this behaviour? I'm willing to post ethereal
dumps, log messages, config files etc... Is anyone able to post configs
for this?

ps solaris client working well now, just linux causing headaches.