Syslog: rpc.imapd and nss_getpwnam “does not map into [ourdomain.tld]”
List, good evening,
We have set up a new server intended only to serve archival and
current files to other users on our network. The primary applications
are nfs and samba; sshd and exim (only for system mail to route to our
on-site MTA on another machine) are also operating.
Syslog is showing continual errors saying:
May 2 06:25:07 Server6 rpc.idmapd: nss_getpwnam: name
'ron@inet' does not map into domain 'ourdomain.tld'
This report occurs every 10 minutes. Earlier in syslog, similar
errors occur for:
May 2 06:25:04 Server6 rpc.idmapd: nss_getpwnam: name
'sambauser1@localdomain' does not map into domain 'ourdomain.tld'
May 1 17:25:04 Server6 rpc.idmapd: nss_getpwnam: name
'nobody@localdomain' does not map into domain 'ourdomain.tld'
Samba and nfs *appear* to be working, but I don't like having
something set up that must be wrong in some aspect. There are 2
aspects of this report I do not understand. (i) what are rpc.idmapd
and nss_getpwnam normally trying to do? (ii) why is the machine
trying to use 'inet' and 'localdomain' when the machine - evidently,
from the syslog report - already knows about our actual domain
(anonymised to 'ourdomain.tld')?
If nss_getpwnam is to do with passwords, then the 3 applications I can
think of, that are using usernames and passwords, are samba, exim, and
Grateful for any thoughts,