Subject: Re: LDAP NSS for NetBSD (old)
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Jean-Luc Wasmer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/06/2005 14:16:09
Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Thu, 6 Oct 2005, Petter Lindqvist wrote:
>> Pretty cool yes, but I've been studying this package for a while now, 
>> without getting any ideas of how to make it work.
>> What files other than /etc/nsswitch.conf do I have to alter?
>> Who will load /usr/pkg/lib/
> After reading O'Reilly's LDAP book, I can assure you that LDAP is not 
> a simple thing. Go and read the documentation and make sure you 
> understand how LDAP works first, before going into setup of this pkg.

Learning LDAP can be puzzling.... but once this step is over, setting up 
nss_ldap and pam-ldap should be straight forward.
I would suggest to setup an LDAP db for non-authentication purposes (eg: 
address book) and play with it for some time.