I have set up
ldap on my local network following the Ubuntu Manual.
For some reason (after ldap setup, not before), it seems to have made a root entity in my
ldap tree, which now allows for the availability of root logins. Why? I thought Ubuntu's whole deal was avoiding having a actual root login?
I found it very surprising when I went to work and tried to
ssh into my home machine with the root account and supplying it a password worked.