[Samba] implementing ldap and samba

Örn Hansen orn.hansen at swipnet.se
Sat Oct 18 03:43:05 GMT 2003

On Friday 17 October 2003 20:25, John H Terpstra wrote:
> Mr,
> You can find many good hints to this from the following:
> http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf
> You should look at chapter 10.
  Which doesn't help at *all* when implementing samba3 and ldap.  Samba3 is so 
full of bugs, when ldap is concerned, that it should never have been made a 

  Adding Windows XP into a samba3 domain, it is recommended that you put 
computer names in "ou=Computers,dc=your,dc=org" ... STOP!, DON'T.  Because if 
you have an ldap solution on your computer, you are most likely having all 
your user database there as well.   But during the "add" procedure (domain 
add), samba will check for the existance of the computer, hold your horses, 
through the GETPWENT call.  It doesn't put it there, but looks for it there 
AFTER having put it somewhere else, and doesn't find them resulting in a 
failure in adding to the domain ... ouch!  The only solution, is to scratch 
the above "computers" and use the "users" or "people", or wherever your 
system generally looks for system users.
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