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# 15  
Old 04-08-2014
But I still wonder how could getent pull up default home directory for a non-existent user for which ldaplist doesn't work. I am not seeing anything apart from ldap and /etc/passwd references in nsswitch.conf file.

Also finger returns the same default home directory.
# 16  
Old 04-08-2014
Please copy/paste factual data. It is unclear what you are observing.
# 17  
Old 04-08-2014
For user1:

Display home directory - echo ~user1 below is the output :

Although a default home directory is returned it doesn't exist.

getent has below output:
user1:x:33000:5460:user123, user01, , /home/user1:/bin/ksh

finger has below output:
Login name: user1                     In real life: user123
Directory: /home/user1                Shell: /bin/ksh

passwd:     files nis
group:      files nis
hosts:      files nis dns

Output for ldaplist is same as in th previous post. And /etc/passwd has nothing specifc to this user.

Observe - getent and finger return default home directory for a non-existent user. While ldaplist says Object not found.

Assuming this user does have access, he tried logging in with LDAP credentials to authenticate which I would assume use the same sources as in nsswitch.conf but failed.

So I am not sure what makes this non-existent user different than other non-existent accounts?
# 18  
Old 04-08-2014
Well, the root cause is you are confusing NIS and LDAP.

You'll get this user's entry with:

ypmatch user1 passwd

# 19  
Old 04-08-2014
Thanks. I am completely new to Solaris. I tried that and it gave me following message:

Can't match key user1 in map passwd.byname. Reason: can't communicate with ypbind.

I am not sure what ypmatch/ypbind does. Trying to look that up now.
# 20  
Old 04-08-2014
NIS (known as the yellow pages in the last century) is a protocol available with almost all if not all Unix implementations, it is not Solaris specific.
What says:
grep user1 /etc/passwd

# 21  
Old 04-09-2014
Nothing returned from passwd file.
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