5.x, LDAP and caching uid/gid data

Charles Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Wed Jun 8 21:52:47 GMT 2005

On Jun 8, 2005, at 5:42 PM, Tony Shadwick wrote:
>> I am not sure that lookupd has been used or tested or shaken down  
>> as much with FreeBSD, so the integration with PAM may not be as  
>> mature as it's usage with the nss_ mechanism.
>> However, if you really want nscd, I'd imagine that you ought to be  
>> able to hunt that down from Sun now that the source code for  
>> Solaris 10 is openly available...?
> What about caching, as he asked originally?  If a laptop user  
> "walks away" from the network where the LDAP or NIS server is  
> located, will it cache auth info so the user can still get in?

For a while, and the timeouts for caching stuff are adjustable.  That  
being said, laptop users are going to do much better if their  
specific UID/GID are added to the local flatfiles.  Integrating  
laptops to work while connected and while not connected is a  
relatively hard problem.


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