nsswitch.conf man page

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Wed Jul 16 19:57:15 UTC 2008

In the last episode (Jul 16), sgmayo at mail.bloomfield.k12.mo.us said:
> I don't see anything in the man page about adding ldap into the
> nsswitch.conf file.  Is that something that I can do so that I can
> get applications to use my openldap?
> I would assume I could add something to the affect of:
> passwd files ldap
> group files ldap
> but all I see is compat, files, nis and dns for options.

The manpage only lists the builtin sources.  If a builtin source with
the specified name isn't found, the code will search for an
nss_xxxx.so.1 shared object and load that.  So once you install the
nss_ldap port, then the ldap source will start working.  Also consider
enabling nscd and adding the "cache" source before your "ldap" source. 
ldap group memership queries are slow :)

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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