[Samba] can't get samba 3.0.14a to work with ldap..part 2: smaba 3.0.15

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Wed Apr 27 15:27:57 GMT 2005


Instead of assuming the examples in the book are wrong, or do not work, just 
because you can not get them to work, may I suggest that you work with me to 
"fix" the documentation so others can avoid your pain.

Please send me direct to <jht at samba.org> the following:

1. Output of: testparm -s > the-smb.conf
2. Your smbldap.conf file.
3. Your /etc/openldap/slapd.conf file
4. Your /etc/ldap.conf file
5. Your /etc/nsswitch.conf file

Also, please provide detailed, step-by-step, output of each configuration step 
in the current on-line PDF from:


Since this is about to be published I would hate myself every day for 
producing errant guidance once this is in print. Please help me so I will not 
hate myself for misguiding people.

- John T.

On Wednesday 27 April 2005 08:34, rich foo wrote:
> Hi...
> I posted a few days ago that I was having trouble getting samba 3.0.14a to
> work with ldap.  I switched up to 3.0.15pre2 and had much the same
> trouble.  I have been following the instructions in
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-Guide.pdf, but I am still having
> troubles.
> Here is what happens when i run smbldap-populate:
> mercury:/usr/local/samba/sbin# ./smldap-populate -a root -k 0 -m 0
> Populating LDAP directory for domain TESTNET
> (S-1-5-21-4179843118-1526938909-891067941)
> (using builtin directory structure)
> Use of uninitialized value in string ne at ./smbldap-populate line 165
> Use of uninitialized value in concactenation (.) or string at
> /smbldap-populate line 170.
> entry o=ssfsnet already exist.
> adding new entry: ou=People,o=ssfsnet
> adding new entry: ou=Groups,o=ssfsnet
> adding new entry: ou=Computers,o=ssfsnet
> Can't call method "dn" on an undefined value at ./smbldap-populate line
> 442, <GEN1> line 6.
> mercury:/usr/local/samba/sbin#
> I can't figure out what is wrong...The smb.conf is taken straight from the
> documentation and the smbldap tools should be properly configured.  Every
> thing is "by the book" but I still can't seem to get it working.  Could
> somebody perhaps post somewhere a working smb.conf and perhaps a slapcat
> dump (minus users, of course) or even a working smbldap.conf?  I know I'm
> probably just missing something stupid, but I am out of ideas
> Thanks in advance,
> Rich

John H Terpstra
Samba-Team Member
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