Samba4 Full Active Directory Schema Issues?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Apr 2 23:46:09 GMT 2009

On Tue, 2009-03-31 at 23:56 +0300, Ido Mandril wrote: 
> Andrew, Thanks for the quick replay.
> I hope that the Schema you have now will be the right one for using
> with Samba4.
> Too bad I can not contributed to this issue, since according to you it
> is almost done.

As you would have seen in my mail yesterday, it seems there is much,
much more work to do.  We started adding support for possibleInferiors
yeasterday, and instead spent the day working on making the schema
lookup more efficient. (binary search instead of walking a linked list
every time).

It turns out that with the previous code, just running with the larger
schema had a large performance cost. 

> When do you think this will be on the MASTER REPO So I could check it
> out? Does this plan for Alpha8? if so is there any estimated date for
> Alpha8?

I hope to have it out by SambaXP, with the new schema and UID changing
fixes in it.  Perhaps if the schema issue drags on again, we might cut
another 'quick' alpha before that. 

> Please if you think I can do anything to support this issue I will be
> honored.

Have a look at the tasks I suggested, and also try my wspp-schema branch
out against a current OpenLDAP.  

> I might start with updating the Install tutorial which seem out of
> date.

Yeah, that will be useful.

> Regarding your question, I interesting in Samba4 since I wrote a tool
> as part of my studies which is similar to Microsoft SMS. This use
> Windows 2008 Server AD, and run on Linux (Debian in my case). It use
> the Schema for some classes and I also add 1 more call for my apps. It
> could be very cool to export it to run on Samba4, but for that I need
> to have a Full Microsoft Active Directory Schema.


Andrew Bartlett

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

More information about the samba-technical mailing list