On Thu, 10 Jul 2008 18:03:04 -0600 Tim Judd <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > I am trying to setup a FreeBSD server with samba that uses > > OpenLdap. I have installed everything and was doing some > > configuring. I set this all up once before on a Linux box, but I > > basically just went through the motions and really was not sure > > what all I did...but it worked. Now I want to understand > > everything so that I know exactly what all I did. :) > > > > I have the following: > > I installed OpenLdap which put ldap.conf in /usr/local/etc/openldap. > > I installed PAM which put ldap.conf.dist in /usr/local/etc. > > I installed NSS which put nss_ldap.conf in /usr/local/etc. > > > > >From looking at them I assume that the last two are the same file > > >and one > > of them just needs to be renamed to ldap.conf and configured for > > PAM and NSS, is that correct? > > > > The ldap.conf in /usr/local/etc/openldap is a different config file > > even though it has the same name? It is used for openldap and the > > other is used for PAM and NSS? > > > > Thanks for any info. > > > > > openldap/ldap.conf is the OpenLDAP client configuration. You're > likely looking for the LDAP server configuration, openldap/slapd.conf > > etc/ldap.conf is for PAM, and etc/nss_ldap.conf are not to be > merged. I've played ***VERY*** briefly with LDAP authentication > through PAM and NSS, and both were required. I can't quote easily > what the difference between NSS and PAM is, but all the docs I > referenced from Google when I searched said I needed both. It's theoretically possible to use only one file for all three, but you really need to know what you're doing. (with symlinks) OpenLDAP tools, pam_ldap and nss_ldap have more or less the same configuration options. But there are a few quite subtle differences between them, the easiest thing is to just configure them separately while having a look at the appropriate man page. Additionally, they don't start to bark at you, when you configure a parameter that does not exist (in pam_ldap or nss_ldpa only etc.). It wouldn't be easy to find out that the syntax of one of the three was changed, etc. Jan-Hendrik Zab _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"