December 31st, 2004, 07:26 PM
Can ldap fully replace /etc/passwd
i have a simple little question here: can ldap fully replace /etc/passwd, so accounts like root, deamon and other can be ldap entrys? Can a Linux system boot without a /etc/passwd?
The reason i am wondering this, is because i don't like the mess of having user account information stored multiple places...
I haven't actually implentet ldap anywhere yet, so forgive me if this is a stupid question :-P
January 3rd, 2005, 10:43 AM
I don't think it can, nor would you want to, if your server could not contact the ldap server it wouldn't be able to allow anyone in to fix any problems. I'd say at least for Root and a couple users you would want them left where they are and then all the other users put them in the LDAP.