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RE: Intro and question

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of Stephen Chan

> Bedo,
>     Thanks for the suggestion - the idea of "faking it" with symlinks
> did occur to me, but I'm looking specifically for a solution to the
> "join" idea, instead of client side hacks.

>     Steve
> Bedo Sandor wrote:
> >On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 08:32:59PM -0800, Steve Chan wrote:
> >>	We'd like to have information like usernames, uids, GECOS and password
> >>hashes common across all systems. But home directory, path to shells and
> >>default GID's will be different.

At a site where UIDs need to be uniform (e.g., for the benefit of NFS) it's
advisable to keep GIDs uniform as well.

As for maintaining node-specific user information - I'd suggest extending
nss_ldap to support searching for child entries of users, and having the
node-specific variants live in those child entries. Note that this is an
nss_ldap question, not specifically an OpenLDAP software question; the
discussion properly belongs on the nssldap@padl.com mailing list.

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