KDC built in or out of smbd

Simo Sorce idra at samba.org
Fri Dec 2 14:22:48 GMT 2005

On Fri, 2005-12-02 at 19:54 +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-12-02 at 09:26 +0100, Marc Balmer wrote:
> > * Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> > 
> > > For running Samba as a domain controller using Samba LDAP will be a must, 
> > > much like using Active Directory is a must on the Active Directory domain 
> > > controllers..
> > > 
> > > You shuld however be able to run both the Samba domain controller and 
> > > OpenLDAP on the same machine by binding them to different IPs.
> > 
> > Will Samba LDAP have data store backends like OpenLDAP does?  OpenLDAP
> > has a LDAP backend to LDAP data in another LDAP server, which sounds
> > weird, but if Samba LDAP would support this to, it could act as a
> > LDAP proxy.  Or are there any other measures foreseen to interoperate
> > with existing LDAP servers?
> Yes, our ldb layer has multiple backends, currently tdb and ldap.  This
> indeed allows an LDAP proxy.

We also have an sqlite3 backend and on that base it is simple to make
also an SQL generic module.

> More interesting is the idea of having a filter module in the stack as
> well.  This would be used to allow Samba4 to use a Samba3 LDAP schema,
> or to 'tame' the AD expectations from Samba4 and it's clients as we back
> onto another LDAP server. 

We have the ldb_map module that does some of that yet (eg. mapping
samba3 stuff), I'm not sure how complete it is, ask jelmer.

> It is the use of Samba4 as an LDAP filtering proxy that I think holds
> the best hope for integrating Samba4 into a corporate directory
> structure.



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