[Samba] LDAP & winbind

Collins, Kevin KCollins at nesbittengineering.com
Wed Aug 13 13:48:13 GMT 2003

> I have been searching a bit for documentation on the use of LDAP in
> conjunction with winbindd.  Can anyone please point me to further
> documentation (if it exists) on the use of these two products together
> in Samba 3 and what functionality they provide as a whole solution?  I
> know how winbind works but I am confused about the LDAP backend.  Can
> winbind populate (and keep updated) the LDAP directory?
> As a little background...  I have a Win2k PDC and am adding two new
> Redhat 9 Samba 3 servers.  Does it make any sense to have LDAP in this
> environment?  Winbind too?


In my mind, if you already have a W2k PDC, then you shouldn't need LDAP in
the mix.  I'd point the new RH servers to the PDC with WINBINDD and be done
with it.

For what it's worth - just my 2 cents.

Kevin L. Collins, MCSE
Systems Manager
Nesbitt Engineering, Inc.

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