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Re: ldap client of server on same host

On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 07:24, Atoms for Peace wrote:
> I'm a bit weak on LDAP but I could not find this topic in the
> archives. If I configure a host (in my case, Solaris 9/10) to use LDAP
> authentication through PAM, can I use an LDAP server running on the
> same host? 
> The documentation for the native solaris ldap says that you CANNOT do
> this. But since I'm not an LDAP guru, I don't quite see why not.

this is perfectly possible with OpenLDAP. The restriction is when using
Sun's own LDAP server (whatever the name is this week) which cannot also
be its own client.

On the other hand, in this situation there is an argument for making the
name service server dependent on flat files anyway...


> My goal is to have a remote host by a replication client of a central
> server. Then if I want to login to the remote host, it will use its
> local copy of the directory since the master server(s) may often be
> unreachable.
> Has anyone done this before?
> Thanks!
> Steve
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