[Samba] can't get samba 3.0.14a to work with ldap

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Fri Apr 22 19:45:25 GMT 2005

On Friday 22 April 2005 13:33, rich foo wrote:
> Hi...
> If you have successfully gotten samba 3.0.14a (or any other recent samba
> version) to work with ldap, can you perhaps email me your various config
> files so I can figure out what I am doing wrong?  Any help would be
> greatly appreciated.
> I've tried every thing I can think of, but I can't get samba 3.0.14a to
> work with ldap.  The ldap server seems to be working and smbclient seems
> to work for Administrator but not anyone else but I can't join any
> machines to the domain (XP has given me many different errors, but the
> most recent is "the specified network name is no longer available") I am
> assuming that posting long messages with every config file attatched is
> probably not going to win me any friends, so i have put them on the web at
> http://thor.ssfs.org/samba/


Much documentation has been written to help our users. It is always a 
challenge to help them to find it. When they do find it, it is even more of a 
challenge to get them to help us to improve it so that others will have a 
perfect experience. Just this time, maybe you can help us to perfect our 

Please check out chapter 6 of the book "Samba-3 by Example" that is currently 
under copy edit before going into print. You can download this from our web 
site at: http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-Guide.pdf

The documentation provides a step-by-step explanation of each file that must 
be configured to achive a working Samba+LDAP server.

If any steps fails, please let me know as soon as possible so I can fix it 
before we lock this in. Thanks.

PS: When you ran smbldap-useradd you did not include the -a option that 
creates the SambaSAM entries.

- John T.

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