user/group mapping for NFS

Charles Hedrick
Thu Jan 10 20:28:00 GMT 2019

On Jan 10, 2019, at 12:57 PM, Corinna Vinschen <<>> wrote:

Well, it should.  What happens is this:  After asking the non-AD LDAP
server for the account name, it asks the account fetching algorithm for
that name from scratch.  This depends on the /etc/nsswitch.conf
settings, of course (*).  Assuming "passwd: files db", it first checks
the local /etc/passwd file for a matching entry for that account name,
then the OS, preferring AD on an AD member machine, then local SAM.

In my scenario there’s nothing in /etc/passwd, AD, or SAM for most users, but they are all available from LDAP.

I’d like it to act as if there was something in /etc/passwd. It’s got all the information it needs to generate an /etc/passwd entry from LDAP.

nsswitch is files db, or missing, which should default to files db.


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