Customizing the LDAP Client Environment
The following sections describe how you can customize the client environment.
You can change any of the services, but be careful, because if
the data is not populated on the server for the service specified, things
will stop working. Also, in some cases files may not be set up
Modifying the nsswitch.conf File for LDAP
You can modify your /etc/nsswitch.conf file to customize where each service gets its
information. The default settings are stored in /etc/nsswitch.ldap and ldapclient uses this file
to create your /etc/nsswitch.conf file when the client is initialized.
Enabling DNS With LDAP
If you want to enable DNS by setting up a /etc/resolv.conf file, add
DNS to your hosts lines as shown below.
hosts: ldap dns [NOTFOUND=return] files
The recommended configuration is:
hosts: files dns
ipnodes: files dns
If per-user authentication is used, the sasl/GSSAPI and Kerberos mechanisms expect the dns
naming service to be configured and enabled. See the chapters on DNS
in this administration guide for further details.