Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128594
glibc's nss_compat.so library fails to implement ldap functions
Last modified: 2016-11-24 10:21:26 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET
Description of problem:
We would like to use netgroups to restrict access to machines. But
we would like to do this via ldap and not NIS. This appears to be
broken in XX2.1 and working in XX3.0. I have some ISV that are
certified on XX2.1 which keeps me from simply upgrading.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make the appropriate nsswitch.conf changes
2. Make the appropriate /etc/passwd changes
3. Make sure /etc/openldap/ldap.conf is configured correctly
4. Try to login to the host
Actual Results: Could not log in.
Expected Results: The ability to login.
This is an enhancement request, not a bug report. nis_compat was
originally intended for use with NIS only and nothing else.
To me the backport looks too risky for AS2.1 at this point.
Internal RFE bug #129465 entered; will be considered for future releases.
Works in RHEL3+. Due to the risk of the backport we're not planning
to add this enhancement for RHEL 2.1 series.