[Samba] Multiple DB / fragmented information

Lapin(c) lapin at linagora.com
Mon Mar 1 13:13:26 GMT 2004

I was exploring a local LDAP solution, as it's for a very large network (1000
sites / 100000 users) we want a disjunction between local administration for
machines and global administration for users.

I'll let the tdb solution down anyway


I'll give a feedback on large network architecture as soon as we have finish the

Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>:

> On Mon, 2004-03-01 at 23:01, Lapin(c) wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I wonder if it's possible to have multiple backend in order to fragment
> > information. For example, i'd like to have a central LDAP directory for
> user
> > authentication purpose but a local tdb format for Machines accounts.
> > 
> > I want to minimize network traffic but still keep a central user account
> DB.
> > 
> > Has anybody tried this kind of config ?
> This is a really bad idea.  The network traffic (LDAP lookups) for
> machine accounts really are minimal.  If you want to reduce network read
> traffic, you might set up a local LDAP slave.
> Get your system working, before you try to create a more complex system.
> Andrew Bartlett
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