[Samba] LDAP arrangement for machines

Nick Urbanik nicku at vtc.edu.hk
Tue Aug 19 10:14:18 GMT 2003

Dear Folks,

Now trying to get Samba 3.0.0 RC1 up and running only with LDAP, as PDC.  I am
using openldap 2.1.22-5 from rawhide on RH9.  pbedit was able to migrate the
user accounts to the existing posixAcounts in LDAP (nice!) but not the machine
accounts, which had no pre-existing entries beyond the top-level entry

Since the sambaSamAccount is auxiliary, it needs a structural objectClass to
work with.  What structural objectClass should samba add?

Do I need to write a script to add the machine accounts?

I thought of a hierarchy like this: ou=People, and ou=Group and ou=Devices under
the root of the hierarchy, then under ou=Devices, have entries with the
objectClasses device and sambaSamAccount.  Is that the intention?

How does the "adding a machine" operation work with LDAP (or how is it intended
to work)?

The HOWTO seems not to explain these points, or have I missed it?

Nick Urbanik   RHCE                               nicku(at)vtc.edu.hk
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