Making more use of LDAP

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Thu Jun 19 23:37:53 GMT 2003

On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 09:22:01AM +1000, Tim Potter wrote about 'Re: Making more use of LDAP':
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 02:17:45PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> >  - We need to store *smb.conf* values in LDAP, where those values
> >    must be consistant across all hosts.  Things like the 'idmap uid/gid'
> > settings come to mind here.

> I'm not sure this is such a good idea.  You would have to be very
> careful with caching and so on to ensure you still had a working server
> in the event the LDAP server is not reachable.

> I've been thinking it would be nice to be able to store file and print
> shares in LDAP though.  That way we can support dynamically added shares
> without having the information "hidden" in a tdb somewhere.  This would
> be in addition to shares listed in smb.conf.

Sounds like we need to support multiple configuration backends... :-)
('plain' smb.conf, LDAP, tdb, ...) But shouldn't all that wait with that for
4.0 ?

Btw, anything I can help on with idmap?


Jelmer Vernooij                                      <jelmer at>
Last CVS commit: Wed Jun 18 23:13:17 2003 (1d 0h 16m ago)
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