Samba4 HOWTO and ldapcmp

Zahari Zahariev zahari.zahariev at
Tue May 25 03:33:17 MDT 2010

Hello Michael and Andrew,

I believe ldapcmp is not DEV only tool but is very likely to be used as a
evaluation tool when migrating from MS Active Directory server and should be
available in wiki places where people go in order to find something which
can help them better decide if they should go Samba4.

In the near future ldapcmp will support comparison for nTSecurityDescriptor
(SDDL) and offline mode (LDIF export/import) which will make it a lot more
powerful and something admins would want to have access to as they evaluate
Samba4 interoperability.


On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at> wrote:

> On Mon, 2010-05-24 at 14:49 +0200, Michael Wood wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > ldapcmp looks really cool, although I haven't tried it out yet.
> >
> > I see it's been added to the Samba4 HOWTO, but I think it would fit
> > better in the Samba4/HOWTO/Join_a_domain_as_a_DC page.
> Yeah, I agree.  The main HOWTO needs to be as simple as possible.  Just
> as we don't ask folks to run any smbtorture commands against it, we
> shouldn't suggest ldapcmp.  It should be listed in a developer tool
> reference however.
> I've pushed the content to
> and linked on the
> Samba4/HOWTO/Join_a_domain_as_a_DC page as suggested.
> Andrew Bartlett
> --
> Andrew Bartlett                      
> Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
> Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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