[Samba] Samba3-LDAP PDC and SUSE OpenExchange

Board, Clint cboard at ufsonline.com
Tue Jun 22 15:25:20 GMT 2004

I am already using a script as a mediary to my smbldap scripts on the PDC. I
can simply add in to replicate changes to the second LDAP database on the
SLOX server. I don't really want to use my SLOX server as my PDC so...

The schemas are different enough that integrating both of them would be a
big job.

Just an FYI but i have Samba3.0.2 up and running on my SLOX server without
any issues :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Hobson [mailto:shobson-lists at colony.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 6:21 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba3-LDAP PDC and SUSE OpenExchange

Board, Clint wrote:

>I have setup a Samba3 PDC and BDC with an LDAP backend to replace my
>NT 4.0 infrastructure. This configuration is working fine. I also am
>integration of SuSE OpenExchange and would like to have it authenticate
>logons via the domain LDAP database.
>From my preliminary testing i have found that OpenExchange attempts 
>an LDAP search for some information regarding the cyrus user 
>(PreferredLanguage to
>be exact) during loading of the login page via the webmail interface. I do
>see the search request hit the PDC LDAP server, but because of the
>structure differences that OpenExchange is looking for, this obviously
>Has anyone taken this on or have some input?
>I know this is probably more an OpenExchange question but i wanted to see
>the Samba community has spent any time on this. I am assuming at this point
>it will take source modifications of the OpenExchange code but i am not

We have SLOX as my PDC and fileserver.

The LDAP schema is fairly easy to see, so I guess the first step 
would be to compare the schemas and see what is missing/different. If 
you can't reconcile the schema differences, would it be practical to 
configure replications to transfer key elements (such as password) 
between the two LDAP servers ? OK, not ideal, and you would still 
need to add users in two places, but it would allow you to have a 
single password for each user. It should be possible to write a 
script that would take any new users from one database and add them 
to the other, adding any extra fields with default values.

* We are using it with XP, at first we had loads and loads of 
problems, but our vendor upgraded Samba to 2.2.8a, so now we only 
have loads of problems :-(


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