[Samba] samba4 openldap

Tony Earnshaw tonye at billy.demon.nl
Sat May 21 13:58:42 GMT 2005

lør, 21.05.2005 kl. 14.46 skrev Andrew Bartlett:

> > >  if anyone knows.  Will I have the option to use OpenLDAP
> > > still for all the new features so as to be able to use current apps that
> > > use OpenLDAP already?  If anyone has info regarding this, it would be
> > > appreciated.
> > 
> > As far as I'm concerned, if Samba suddenly stops working with the
> > site-wide LDAP database that I already use for umpteen other site-wide
> > services, then Samba rots out, not the other services (pam Unix and gdm
> > authentication and login, e-mail, printer quota, etc.)
> Discussion about the design of Samba4 is welcome over on the samba-
> technical list. 

I'll subscribe and take a look.

>  Samba4 is taking on a very different tack from previous
> versions, particularly from a database schema perspective (needing to be
> able to express an generalised LDAP server holding an AD-compatible
> schema as one interface).
> My hope is that ideas of schema mapping, and meta directory technologies
> will be placed behind the 'ldb' pluggable interaface (which currently
> supports both local db and ldap backends).  
> But I strongly suspect that existing Samba 3.0 LDAP sites will find a
> migration to an initial Samba4 release quite difficult.

It would be good to know in what way ... 
>   We will provide
> migration tools, but if you (rightly) don't want to turn your LDAP
> directory upside down, it will be hard.

I wonder in what way ...

>   That's why I'm talking about
> schema mapping and metadirectories, we need the directory to look
> different to different clients.

Thanks for taking the time.


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