OpenLDAP 2.2.25 and FreeBSD 5.3 - group names and gid's
donbrearley at hcc.mnscu.edu
Mon Apr 25 08:42:17 PDT 2005
I am having some problems with OpenLDAP 2.2.25 and FreeBSD 5.3.
I can currently authenticate against my ldap db, and utilities like id and chown
work with no problem.
The problem is gid to group name mapping. In my ldif files, I can have a
"uid" entry and a "uidNumber" entry. It would look something like this:
and that works. I cannot have a group entry of the same.
OpenLDAP would complain that it couldnt read this file properly.. not until
the "gid:testgroup" entry was removed.
When I attempt to use an app like "chown" I have to specify the actual
gid number, eg:
chown -R testuser:2001 /home/testuser
I was wondering if anyone had found a way to have it so that you could
just enter it by name, and not by number. eg:
chown -R testuser:testgroup /home/testuser
Obviously I would have to add a gid entry in my schema file, but I am left
wondering why this isnt already in there.. I dont want to spend a few hours
trying to re-invent the wheel when there is already a reason for it to
not be in there.
Any help or light on this situation is deeply appreciated. If you need more
information, please let me know and I shall provide it.
- Don Brearley
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