sorry, i read too fast and missed your point. i thought it was a dumb mistake.
On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 9:47 AM, Tamer Al-Khouli <tameralkuly(a)gmail.com> wrote:
But the entry exists in the openLDAP database and that's where
should check for it (since i configured pam to do do that). This is
the whole point i am trying to get from centralized user
authentication after all !! The openLDAP sever should be contacted to
authenticate the users from different clients without the need for
these clients to use their /etc/passwd files !
On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 5:25 PM, Matt Parker <parkerman(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > However, when
> > i use the command su to switch to user1 ( which i commented out from
> > /etc/passwd/) i get a message telling me that the user does not exist.
> /etc/passwd is the list of users in a *nix operating system.
> commenting out user1 makes that account no longer exist. you cannot
> 'su' to a user which doesn't exist.