Samba 4 and Global Catalog

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Jan 21 21:12:53 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 14:07 +0200, Nadezhda Ivanova wrote:
> Hi all,
> Does anybody know if Samba 4 can already function as Global Catalog Server,
> and if not, is there work being done to implement this? Also, does the Samba
> 4 LDAP server support ANR?

Yes, we listen on the global catalog port - currently the database is
identical - ie, all attributes are present.

And yes, we do support Ambiguous Name Resolution, where a search for
anr=foo expands into a much more complex search.  This is used from some
search dialogs in outlook (it is an exchange feature originally) and in
the management tools. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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