[Samba] Re: A little help with nss_ldap - User xxx in passdb, but getpwnam() fails!

Robert Silvia coolhand1977 at comcast.net
Fri Nov 26 23:10:48 GMT 2004

One of the reasons I choose to go with openldap as my backend for samba 
was I intended to eventually have my cyrus server authenticate against 
the same server thus creating a single point of autherization for 
network services.

That being said if samba 4 does have it's own ldap "like" backend unless 
people are able to use it for other services I beleive that openldap 
will still be the back end of choice.


Alex Satrapa wrote:
> On 27 Nov 2004, at 06:05, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>> I got lots of gray hair when I compared how hard it is to establish 
>> Samba + OpenLDAP, and then MS solutions, even with "official" 
>> documentation.
> FWIW, I've just given a presentation to the local Linux Users' Group on 
> this subject, based on notes made during my own installations. Until 
> Samba 4 comes out (which includes its own "LDAP" style backend), we'll 
> have to live with the nightmare that is Samba + OpenLDAP.
> Once the notes are published, I'll notify this list too - then there can 
> be another document for people to get confused by in addition to the 
> material by Terpstra, IDEALX, et al ;)
> Alex

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