[Samba] Samba-LDAP:Ldap call each time you open a text file?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Jun 18 18:19:56 GMT 2002

werner maes wrote:
> Hello,
> When I open a text file on a Samba fileserver using LDAP for
> authentication, Samba always makes these LDAP calls (see below). The user
> has been authenticated so why does Samba still makes these LDAP connections?

Samba's ldap handling is 'inefficient' to say the least.  It also hits
the underlying getpw*() interface a fair bit - particulary becouse
clients often request additional info about a file - like owner - and
sysadmins have various smb.conf options set.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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