[CentOS] LDAP / NSCD shadow caching problem

Thu Jul 15 17:26:40 UTC 2010
Brian Marshall <neorosbob at gmail.com>

Then am I misinterpreting the fact that getent shadow returns data on ldap users when ldap is up but not when it's down? I guess I don't understand where that shadow data comes from when LDAP is up.

I just did some brief testing on installing sssd and there's a ton of fedora packages I'll need to pull. Is anyone aware of any successful attempts in using sssd on CentOS 5?

On Jul 15, 2010, at 11:07 AM, Gordon Messmer wrote:

> On 07/15/2010 09:15 AM, Brian Marshall wrote:
>> The problem still remains, when the LDAP server is offline there is
>> no shadow data cached so LDAP users can not authenticate on cached
>> data despite caching and local auth sufficient being enabled in
>> authconfig .
> Most LDAP servers don't provide the hash that you expect from "shadow 
> data", so it isn't possible for nscd to cache anything.  Login with LDAP 
> is normally an interactive process, handled by the LDAP server.
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