[torqueusers] Re: Warning against using Torque 2.1.5 ?

Jacques Foury Jacques.Foury at math.u-bordeaux1.fr
Fri Oct 27 04:14:06 MDT 2006

Garrick Staples a écrit :
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 11:17:37AM -0400, Igor Filippov [Contr] alleged:
>> I'm new to torque and apologize if this question has already been asked
>> multiple times before - though I looked through the archives and
>> couldn't find a definite answer. 
>> Since what version there is full support for LDAP in torque ? What
>> version is stable enough to install ? I have v. 1.2.0p5 that comes with
>> OSCAR right now and pbs_mom does not recognize LDAP user accounts.
>> I have downloaded 2.1.5 but after reading the warning below I'm not sure
>> I want to upgrade to an unstable version.
>> Browsing through the archives it seems that LDAP support was introduced
>> sometime around October 2005 - is this correct ? According to the README
>> that comes with 1.2.0 that version was released in July 2005 - that is
>> probably why it doesn't see LDAP.
> There is no explicit LDAP support in TORQUE, nor does there need to be.
> TORQUE just uses the standard system interfaces to lookup user accounts.
> There was an optimization for group lookups that made things better on
> LDAP (because LDAP has really aweful group lookups).

as Torque uses pam, just use nss_ldap and pam_ldap, then your PAM will 
know your LDAP users, and then Torque will know them too !

(we use LDAP for user authentication here, and I did not even ask myself 
if Torque will know LDAP users !)

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