[Samba] Re: Trying to configure a SAMBA 3 PDC with OpenLDAP

Sundaram Ramasamy sun at percipia.com
Mon Jan 12 14:30:59 GMT 2004

> On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 15:01:27 -0400
> Vegeta <lord.vegeta at ica.luz.ve> wrote:
>> I found in an older post in the list that there is a bug in Samba 3.
>> It says that Samba 3 does not search in the ou=Computers
>> (ou=Computadoras in
>> my case) so one has to put the machines in the ou=People (ou=Personas in
>> my
>> case) section of the LDAP server.
>> I did that and smbpasswd -a -m worked.
>> Does somebody know when/if this bug will be fixed?
> Any links? I've used (store ws on ou=computer) without problem.

What samab version your using 3.0.0 or 3.0.1

With 3.0.1pre2 version I was not able to store my computer account under
ou=computer tree. I have to store under ou=People tree.

I don't know why they changed.


>> I still have doubts regarding some users and groups that MUST exist in
>> the
>> LDAP server.
>> In particular I have seen a lot of people say that a root account (uid
>> 0) in
>> the LDAP server is needed. I think this is a bad idea and I would like
>> to
> Yes, it must have uid/guid = 0. you can give non valid shell (ie
> /bin/false)
> --beast
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