[Samba] SAMBA with mysql backend...

Niklas Lövgren niklo at thinfilm.se
Fri Sep 10 07:18:11 GMT 2004

Is this because ldap is more stable? Or just wirks better?


-----Original Message-----
From: John H Terpstra [mailto:jht at samba.org] 
Sent: den 9 september 2004 20:48
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] SAMBA with mysql backend...

On Thursday 09 September 2004 11:53, Niklas Lövgren wrote:
> Hi
> I'm planning to use SAMBA as a replacement for NT4 PDC/BDCs. Many 
> people recommend ldap as backend but i'm not familiar with it and 
> thought of using mysql instead. Is there anyone who have done this
> Can you use replicated mysql databases to achieve a "real" BDC?

This can be done, but is not recommended. LDAP is the preferred solution for
this today.

- John  T.
John H Terpstra
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