#3304 wrong syntax/misspelling in /etc/idmapd.conf

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closed-fixed
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2009-02-19
2009-02-19
Anonymous
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When setting the Nobody-User and Nobody-Group details
for the rpc.idmapd, these parameters end up
wrong/misspelled in /etc/idmapd.conf.

This is the syntax after using the webmin module:

>$cat /etc/idmapd.conf
>[General]
>Pipefs-Directory = /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs
>Domain = localdomain
>
>[Mapping]
>Nobody_User = nobody
>Nobody_Group = nogroup
>$

...whilst the correct syntax should be:

>$ cat /etc/idmapd.conf
>[General]
>Pipefs-Directory = /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs
>Domain = localdomain
>
>[Mapping]
>Nobody-User = nobody
>Nobody-Group = nogroup
>$

...note that the correct spelling for the Parameters is "Nobody-User" and "Nobody-Group" with a "-" instead of a "_" (underline) as produced by the webmin module.

This causes rpc.idmapd to fail upon update/refresh
with: "rpc.idmapd "could not find group "nobody""

tested/reproduced for:

Ubuntu 8.10 amd64-server and Ubuntu 8.04 686-desktop
using nfs4 exports / mounts

Discussion

  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2009-02-19
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     
  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2009-02-19

    Thanks! This will be fixed in the next webmin release..

     

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