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Date:      Sun, 25 Jan 2004 12:35:00 -0500
From:      Dan Welch <>
To:        Andrea Venturoli <>
Subject:   Re: nss_ldap, sendmail and ls
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <200401251309.i0PD9TO3097344@soth.ventu>
References:  <200401251309.i0PD9TO3097344@soth.ventu>

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On Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 02:09:29PM -0500, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
> Hello.
> I've built a mailserver with FreeBSD 5.1, which uses nss_ldap for the
> user database, and sendmail-ldap from the port collection. Everything
> works fine except forward files. I've arranged sendmail to keep them
> all in one directory by user name; however this only works for users
> which are in /etc/passwd, not for those that are stored in LDAP.
> Something which might be related: if I do "ls -l" I can see the
> usernames, again, only for users which are in /etc/passwd, for those
> that are in LDAP I see the uid number instead. Is this normal?
> Any hint is appreciated.
>  bye & Thanks     av.

This amounts to only a hint, but my copy of the port says
	"Currently this is an experimental port, with
	support only for the `passwd' and `group' databases."
which sounds very much like the problem you describe. You 
may need to use a more complete ldap system such as openldap
which is also in the ports.

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