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

Misty Stanley-Jones misty at borkholder.com
Thu Dec 9 21:37:37 GMT 2004

On Thursday 09 December 2004 14:50, Chuck Theobald wrote:
> John,
> 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.
> Chuck

It hasn't been an issue for a long time now.  I don't remember if it was with 
Samba or smbldap-tools.  But you need to be using a newer smbldap-tools (ones 
that do not end in .pl).


> 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.
> >
> >TIA
> >
> >John
> >
> >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
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> University of Oregon
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