[Samba] 'ldap passwd sync' not working

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sun Feb 6 22:12:20 GMT 2005

On Sunday 06 February 2005 09:55, Tony Earnshaw wrote:
> Adam Tauno Williams:
> [...]
> > My guess: the behaviour of 3.0.11 is more correct, and something is
> > clearly wrong with your DSA - the client cannot read the rootDSE.
> > Possibly you've got an ACL doing something you don't intend;  it doesn't
> > look like a Samba problem.  The rootDSE is used to determine features
> > supported by the DSA, included the password-modify extended operation.
> Me too. I've just (couple of weeks) been playing with and implementing
> Samba (3.0.7 and 3.0.9). High school has to integrate a Windows
> 2000/collection into an already established Linux network, on the basis of
> OL 2.2.17.
> What's surprised me, is the utter correlation between what happens and the
> Samba crew documentation. However, the only LDAP documentation that I've
> found is the CTI, University of Navarra stuff, and whilst helpful, this is
> directly misleading in many cases and following it blindly can lead to
> misconfigured systems (in general, most HOWTOs suck, if one follows them
> literally).

The Samba-HOWTO-Collection is literally intended to be correct and capable of 
being followed literally! Please document what sucks and help us to improve 
our documentation. I encourage you to file a bug report with details of what 
needs to be fixed. You can file a bug report on https://bugzilla.samba.org

- John T.

> In fact, the ldapsam backend is phantastik; if correctly configured it can
> do nothing wrong and the pdbedit (always use rather than smbpasswd) is an
> eye-opener.
> Bottom line is, that to run the ldapsam backend with Samba, one has to be
> an (open)LDAP guru, long before one tries to run ldapsam. To which extent
> kalamazoo helped me, as I've told you before, no end. Keep posting the
> links to the unwashed ;)
> --Tonni
> --
> mail: tonye at billy.demon.nl
> http://www.billy.demon.nl

John H Terpstra
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