AllowUser @group doesn't work with LDAP groups
anonymous at easysw.com
Wed Aug 17 01:49:30 PDT 2005
> Anonymous wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I tried restricting a printer with the AllowUser @group entry in /etc/printers.conf and it doesn't appear to work. The AllowUser userid works fine for LDAP users. I am using the latter method as a workaround. Can somebody else using LDAP please confirm this possible bug.
> Edit /etc/nsswitch.conf, add "ldap" to the "groups" line.
> If that doesn't work, let us know what operating system you are
Sorry about the slow reply. My groups are definitely configured to use LDAP as well as local unix groups. We are using SuSE Linux 9.1. I had a similar problem a few months ago with the KDE kiosk tool - this may be a similar problem. A newer version of KDE fixed the problem. A possible explanation is below:
>Appearantly some aspects of getgrnam() don't work too well with LDAP >groups. I can only guess about the reasons for that, I suspect it is >due to a mismatch between the concept of /etc/groups and the way how >LDAP stores group information. You will need to find some libc/LDAP >expert to get a definitive answer on that.
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