One user on one host not consistently being seen via LDAP

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Hi, folks,

 One of our RHEL 5 machines is showing inconsistent behavior. One particular user cannot consistently authenticate there via LDAP (but can elsewhere). I can't see this user when I use the id command, either. I've tried a variety of things and am kind of stumped.

 Any thoughts? Any questions?


 John A
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I have seen something similar when the ldap server limits the number of returned items (eg. 1000). Because the items (eg. user accounts) aren't returned ordered, it is incosistent.. ie. sometimes the user is returned in the first 1000 records, and other times not.

I would first investigate if there is a limit on size (or number of elements) returned in ldap queries.

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