[Samba] Samba and LDAP backend - howto docs problems?

Andreas andreas at conectiva.com.br
Thu Mar 11 13:32:24 GMT 2004

On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 05:59:14PM +0000, John H Terpstra wrote:
> > What Samba should do by default is read LDAP parameters from ldap.conf,
> > with the option to override the parameters if the admin so chooses, thus
> > making Samba easy and straightforward for the admin to use out the box.
> You are assuming that Samba only needs to work with OpenLDAP. You are also
> assuming that ALL OpenLDAP configurations use the same directory
> structure. Too many assumptions. How can we implement a universal
> solution? What must we do to arrive at nirvana?

That's something a vendor could/should do, perhaps. The vendor knows where he
puts the configuration files, what they look like, etc.

> Out of the review process for the "Samba-3 by Example" book has come
> incessant requests (demand) for better documentation on OpenLDAP. A book
> called "OpenLDAP by Example" is presently being written.

hey, great :) I hope you also touch BDB issues :)

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