[Samba] ldap machine suffix = ou=Computers vs ou=Users

Chuck Theobald chuckt at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Thu Dec 9 19:50:33 GMT 2004


I use:

         ldap group suffix = ou=group
         ldap machine suffix = ou=people
         ldap user suffix = ou=people

because the docs I was following stated that there was a bug in Samba that 
prevented a group suffix of ou=computers from working.  I can't put my 
hands on this doc right now, though.  Perhaps someone could comment on 
whether this issue is resolved in 3.0.9 or whether it was an issue at all.


At 06:44 AM 12/9/2004, John Schmerold wrote:
>The SBMLDAP howto ( http://www.idealx.org/prj/samba/smbldap-howto.en.html 
>) states that:
>    ldap machine suffix = ou=Computers
>Is the correct approach to defining machines in the LDAP directory. Yet 
>the advise offered by this group seems to be that, no we should be using :
>    ldap machine suffix = ou=Users
>We are having problems with a new server that have been attributed to our 
>use of the FAQ's approach & will change back to this group's approach, 
>however I'd like to know if anyone know's why there's a discrepancy & why 
>the FAQ says one thing the group another. Not trying to start any kind of 
>holy war, just seeking to understand so my systems work correctly.
>PS: I suspect different versions of Samba have different answers to above. 
>I'm working with Samba version 3.0.9-1.fc3 I believe this is latest & 
>greatest.  Speaking for myself, I'm most interested in answer to above in 
>the context of latest version of Samba.
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Chuck Theobald
System Administrator
The Robert and Beverly Lewis Center for Neuroimaging
University of Oregon
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