[PATCH] Samba4 and LDAP servers

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jun 14 03:11:00 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-06-13 at 20:26 -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Andrew,
> > As those of you who have been following my work over the 
> > past week will have noticed, I've been trying to make the idea
> > that we can use a remote LDAP server more than theory.  We
> > have used Samba4's own server to back Samba4, but I
> > wanted to use OpenLDAP, as Samba->Samba isn't a real test.
> Can you fill me in on how this does or does not relate to
> the work Martin is doing?  I'm confused and there hasn't seemed
> to be a lot of discussion about it here.

Mostly, I'm not looking at the mapping question, which I've asked Martin
to focus on (and forms the bulk of his proposal).  My short-term
objectives involve AD-like objectClasses, rather than a more traditional
LDAP structure. 

It should also inform Martin's efforts, hopefully fix some of the more
subtle bugs that exist in our module stack and allow me to be a more
effective mentor in this space.  (I don't expect to proceed massively in
this after the end of this week).

In terms of infrastructure, Martin proposed to avoid the need for a
partitions module, but I've provided that, so his work-around should no
longer be required.

Indeed, the discussion should be here.  Martin asked Tridge and I some
questions privately, but Martin, I think this is your cue...

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url : http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/attachments/20060613/8146c20e/attachment.bin

More information about the samba-technical mailing list