about ldapsam:editposix extension

Gavin Henry ghenry at suretecsystems.com
Sun Mar 5 10:55:39 GMT 2006

<quote who="simo">
> To who may be interested I've started a little howto that
> give some direction on how to better use the ldapsam:editposix
> extension.
> This extension is not yet in any officially released code, if you want
> to test it you need to pull the trunk SVN tree from samba.org
> The HOWTO:
> http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Ldapsam_Editposix

Hi Simo,

As we understand it, this extension allows you to choose whether or not
you use enternal tools like IDEALX's smbldap-tools? Correct?

How do you add users/groups then with this extension, via adding a normal
user account on the Samba PDC (posix account)? What manangement tools can
an admin use?

The reason we ask, is that we are about 70% porting the IDEALX
smbldap-tools to OO-Perl code to go on to the CPAN, called Samba::LDAP. So
we are just checking this work is not a waste.

This also has some bits in it for adding Open-xchange users (only the LDAP
part really).

The work for Samba::LDAP distribution port is because of another Web
Application we are around 50% through called SOSA, The Samba and
Open-xchange Simple Administrator. It is written with the Catalyst
Framework (http://catalyst.perl.org), with a bit of Prototype.js and
mostly the Dojo Toolkit (http://dojotoolkit.org). Beta screenshots
available if anyone is interested ;-)

Anyway, enough of that. Are there any tech docs about your new Schema
Extensions we can read about, as they might be good to make use of inside

Many thanks,


Kind Regards,

Gavin Henry.
Managing Director.

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