Samba4 LDAP Integration

paul kölle paul at
Fri Oct 29 13:51:01 GMT 2004

Gémes Géza wrote:

> I think, that having Samba4 ready for the time when M$ will force its 
> customers to move to AD is the crucial point.
> Making OpenLDAP multimaster replication reliable is something that 
> OpenLDAP developers weren't able or wanting enough to do so from years. 
> Multimaster replication is an important point in Windows AD -> Samba4 AD 
> migration, and interoperability.
> I think we SHOULD accept, that the Samba3+OpenLDAP to Samba4+Heimdal+??? 
> will be a harder one that the Samba2+OpenLDAP to Samba3+OpenLDAP was 
> (because it wasn't touching any of the non-Samba attributes).
> IMHO we will  have a lot smoother migration path, if we (running 
> Samba3+OpenLDAP) would do an inventory of what other LDAP dependent 
> services are we running, and develop plans (and if needed patches and 
> scripts for them) on modifying them to use the new schema. And when the 
> time of switching to Samba4 comes we could do that more easyly.

Take it more generally. It's not about LDAP but the interfaces Samba4 
will implement to USE data it will not store by itself (uid/gid?) and 
the interfaces it will implement to PROVIDE access to data it stores 
other services might need. Any reasonings, notes, code to look at?


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