[Samba] [EXPERIENCES] with OpenLDAP and Samba and Redundancy???

ww m-pubsyssamba pubsyssamba at bbc.co.uk
Wed Jun 30 11:32:59 GMT 2004

I can't say I've tested this in any depth. Where multiple LDAP servers are listed as the LDAP
backend is the behaviour of Samba that if it fails to contact the first listed server it will
try the second and so on? If that's the case Samba should only ever try and update the password
on a single LDAP server which would then replicate the change to any other master and slave LDAP
servers in the environment. This should work pretty well no? Are my assumptions on Samba correct?

cheers Andy.

On Wed, 2004-06-30 at 20:19, ww m-pubsyssamba wrote:
> Or you could buy a couple of $/£1000 Sun Sparc servers and use SunONE LDAP with multi master support???
> Depends if you already have and OpenLDAP environment and don't object to using Solaris instead of
> Linux... (can still run Samba on whatever platform you want)

Samba doesn't expect a multi-master OpenLDAP backend.  It expects that
when it changes a record, that upon success the record is finally

It will probably work quite well, but I'm worried about things like
conflicting password changes.

Andrew Bartlett

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