Re: pam-ldap headaches
Just doing a little follow up here, I think I tracked my issues down. I am
not going to get into too much detail about how I eventually figured this
If I apt-get source sendmail (8.12.6), comment out the following in the
# ifdef LDAP_OPT_RESTART
ldap_set_option(ld, LDAP_OPT_RESTART, LDAP_OPT_ON);
# endif /* LDAP_OPT_RESTART */
Then rebuild the package, everything works fine.
I discoivered this after updating a prodocution box that was running ldap
maps in sendmail to sendmail_8.12.6-6Woody and sicovering sendmail was
giving off the same errors as pam_ldap when invoked from sendmail (Can not
connect to server). I quick downgraded and went the hunt. 8.12.6 is when
sendmail started using LDAP_OPT_RESTART so I took a wild guess went the
comment and this seemed to fix things up for me.
Hopefully someone elsewho has the same problem will see this post.
On Thu, 7 Nov 2002, nate wrote:
> Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 18:40:11 -0800 (PST)
> From: nate <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: pam-ldap headaches
> Resent-Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 20:41:18 -0600 (CST)
> Resent-From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Stewart James said:
> > I am so sorry, I just realised why I was not seeing my posts in the
> > archives. Helps if you change to most recent pages. I was posting without
> > being a member and thought maybe debial was dropping my posts for some
> > reason), my last post was being a member.
> well glad i really am not crazy!! You didn't mention you were not
> on the list, if you had I [cw]ould of cc:'d you.
> > I am doing nothing especially difficult. All were done with simple
> > installing libpam-ldap following the prompts.
> > Of 5 machines I have tried this on only one is working. The others all
> > give the error ldap_simple_bind: cannot connect to server.
> > My config is simple
> > host ldap.vu.edu.au
> > base o=vu.edu.au
> > ldap_version 3
> > port 389
> > pam_password clear
> from the servers that do NOT work can you try something like
> ldapsearch -b "o=vu.edu.au" -LLL -H "ldap://ldap.vu.edu.au:389/"
> '(objectClass=*)' -x
> this should spew out everything in your LDAP database. if you get
> an error, try turning on debug mode, i use -d 256 at first then
> jump to -d 65536.
> if it works try putting this line in your /etc/pam_ldap.conf:
> uri ldap://ldap.vu.edu.au:389/
> (in addition to all the others)
> if it doesn't connect, sounds like there could be some sort of firewall
> or other mechanism preventing connection.
> > Watching the network, I can see pam_ldap doing a lookup for ldap.vu.edu.au
> > - and getting a result, it looksup a AAAA record for ldap.vu.edu.au then
> > AAAA for ldap.vu.edu.au.its.vu.edu.au then finally looks up A for
> > ldap.vu.edu.au and gets an IP address. But it never attempts to connect.
> > For some reason, and I don;t know why ldap_simple_bind fails without
> > attempting to connect the host.
> not sure either, but doing a ldapsearch SHOULD produce the same results
> as what pam_ldap does, and you can turn on debugging to see whats going
> good luck