Samba4: What does 'The Directory' mean?

steve steve at
Sat Apr 14 14:49:10 MDT 2012

On 14/04/12 21:05, Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer wrote:
> Hi Steve,
>> When I invoke ldbmodify to modify the LDAP
> the directory is what you are referencing as LDAP in the sentence above,
> LDAP  But some features on our side are still unsupported, eg. dynamic
> objects: (to get an
> idea) - so to be honest they are not 100% the same.
Hi Matthias, hi everyone

Mmm. I see. Is that about when we delete anyone from the directory?
having to run
samba-tool dbcheck --fix when we delete anyone from what I think is 
called 'The Directory'? Or is that called 'Active directory' Or is it 
called Samba4 Active Directory?

What do I say to someone who is not an English speaker? Do we have a 
collective term for saying 'the directory is what stores your stuff and 
knows who you are when you login'? Ah, but Kerberos also looks after 
that and oh BTW we have dns in there too...

It becomes difficult to translate something that Andrew and Andrew call 
'The Directory' into something that makes sense anywhere outside this list.

To narrow it down a bit, I was asked by a point and click windows admin 
user _where_ is the directory. The best I could do was show her 
ldbsearch on our Linux test box

Would it be ok to forward a copy of this over to the samba list too?
Cheers and thanks for answering,

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