[samba] samba is killing our LDAP

Daniel Wilson daniel.wilson at sunderland.ac.uk
Wed Apr 13 11:47:45 GMT 2005

Hi all,

We have samba 3.0.11 installed on suse 9.2, we are in the middle of a 
project of rolling out samba to about 15,000 users in our university, 
samba is configured to auth via LDAP (Sun One Directory Server 5.2),

For some reason samba is doing this query...

[13/Apr/2005:10:41:04 +0100] conn=9823 op=2 msgId=3 - SRCH
base="dc=sunderland,dc=ac,dc=uk" scope=2
filter="(objectClass=posixAccount)" attrs="uid userPassworduidNumber
gidNumber cn homeDirectory loginShell gecos description objectClass"

and its requesting 47477 entries from ldap, its doing this every few 
minutes?? this is causing errors about "un-indexed queries" and we think 
this may be helping our LDAP server crashing :(

We have looked through the source code cant find any function which is 
doing this search...??

any help would be appreciated!

Kind Regards
Daniel Wilson
Systems Administrator

IT & Communications Service
University of Sunderland
Unit 1a Technology Park
Chester Road

Tel: 0191 515 2695

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