Should we keep the Samba4 LDAP backend?

Oliver Liebel oliver at
Fri Apr 1 08:27:29 MDT 2011

Short: Yes.
 From my long term experience there are many large installations in big 
size companys
worldwide, that make extensive use of OpenLDAP as a standard LDAP, 
mostly with coexisting W2KX-ADS.
What they all need is an S4 with an (RFC) standard LDAP-backend, or more 
they need an customizable, RFC-compatible LDAP-Server with 
not only a Replacement for W2K8.

Am 01.04.2011 14:54, schrieb Nadezhda Ivanova:
> +1. It is very difficult to support and getting more difficult as we improve
> the DS implementation. If there aren't any use cases for it, we should not
> support it.
> Regards,
> Nadya
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 2:09 PM, Jelmer Vernooij<jelmer at>  wrote:
>> On Fri, 2011-04-01 at 19:29 +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>>> My proposal, if accepted, would be simply to remove the wiki pages and
>>> the ability to build the ldap-backend with provision (perhaps leaving an
>>> option for the test scripts).
>>> When we later need to make some change that is directly incompatible
>>> with the LDAP backend, then we can easily decide to do that later,
>>> knowing it is no longer a goal.
>>> What do folks think?
>> +1. It may still be nice to pursue in the future, but let's not have it
>> hold us up for now.
>> Cheers,
>> Jelmer

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