Intent to retire: nss_ldap

Brian Wheeler bdwheele at
Fri Jun 8 13:06:03 UTC 2012

on our RHEL6 servers I'm still using nss_ldap for the hosts database:  
we have a private network and I don't want to copy portions of 
/etc/hosts around to our servers and putting them into DNS isn't really 
an option for us.  I couldn't find an easy way to look up the data in 
ldap for that data so I just stuck with nss_ldap for all of the 
databases we needed.


On 06/07/2012 05:20 PM, Jakub Hrozek wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to retire PADL's nss_ldap and pam_ldap from current Rawhide.
> SSSD has been the default in Fedora for quite a few releases with
> nss-pam-ldapd as another option for deployments that, for some reason,
> do not want to migrate to the SSSD. nss_ldap also seems to be abandoned
> upstream.
> Are there still any users of nss_ldap? If so, what are the reasons
> keeping you from using either nss-pam-ldapd or the SSSD?

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