[SAMBA4] Fedora DS backend to Samba4

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jan 3 10:45:44 GMT 2007

I've been working to allow Fedora DS to backend Samba4, much as OpenLDAP
can.  This, I hope, will bring us the benefits of a replicated backend
between Samba4 servers.

To set this up, I've placed some notes in setup/fedora-ds-init.ldif and
extended the provision script.  The provision now succeeds, and Win2k3
can join and log into the Samba4/FDS domain.

The next step is to test the Fedora DS backend in our 'make test'
script.  For that, I'll need some help.  I need to automatically
configure and start fedora DS, from within the test scripts.  I
understand some testing scripts to do this exist...

To integrate such scripts with Samba4, I need a few things:

Ideally it would bind to an ldapi:// socket (this is redhat bug 219573: 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=219573 ), but for
now a high port would do.  

Likewise, it would be ideal if fedora DS could terminate with the
process group, so we don't risk leaving ldap servers around after a
failed test.

Finally, I need USN support in Fedora DS, or something very much like
the contextCSN attribute in OpenLDAP.  (With a way to obtain a highest
value, preferably also a way to get a 'new' value too).

Later, we need to figure out how ACLs should behave for all our

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.                  http://redhat.com
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