[Samba] ldapsam, Sun JES Directory Server, Solaris 9

Jason Signalness jason at btiadmin.net
Tue Jun 14 18:14:23 GMT 2005

Tony Earnshaw wrote:

>tir, 14.06.2005 kl. 17.47 skrev Jason Signalness:
>>Help!!  I'm struggling with ldapsam.
>>I'm trying to configure Samba to use our LDAP directory (Sun's directory 
>>server) for the storage of Samba user accounts.  It already stores our 
>>unix system accounts.  I have successfully imported the schema file into 
>>our directory server and have compiled samba with the 
>>"--prefix=/opt/btifs/samba --with-ldapsam" options.  I did not notice 
>>any errors during compile.
>>When I go to start Samba (smbd -D), the daemon dies quickly and this 
>>error is written to the log:
>>  smbd version 3.0.14a started.
>>  Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1992-2004
>>[2005/06/14 09:09:02, 0] passdb/pdb_interface.c:make_pdb_methods_name(721)
>>  No builtin nor plugin backend for ldapsam_compat found
>>[2005/06/14 09:09:02, 1] passdb/pdb_interface.c:make_pdb_context_list(825)
>>  Loading ldapsam_compat failed!
>>Here is my smb.conf file:
>>        workgroup = BTIWG1
>>        netbios name = FS1V
>>        encrypt passwords = Yes
>>        allow trusted domains = No
>>        log level = 1
>>        guest account = nobody
>>        map to guest = Bad User
>>#       passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://ce.btinet.net
>>#       ldap admin dn = cn=Directory Manager
>>#       ldap suffix = ou=People,o=tildebob.com,o=usergroups
>Why did you comment out all the stuff you need?
>Even if you hadn't, your ldap admin dn = cn=Directory Manager wouldn't
>work, it's not qualified with the rest of the suffix.
>Also, the ldap suffix is probably wrong. In fact, your whole DIT is
>probably incorrectly implemented :(
>You'd also be missing the machine, group and user suffixes, unless
>they're under the ldap suffix.

I commented out the three lines to see if the error went away.  It did 
not.  smbd dies no matter what is in the smb.conf file, as far as I can 

I realize those options are likely not exactly what is needed.  I'm 
trying to find better (than the man page or Ch. 10 in the HOWTO) 
documentation on what the various smb.conf "ldap" directives do.  If you 
know of any, please point them out. 

Thanks for the reply.


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