[Samba] By Example Chapter 9 question

John Schmerold john at katy.com
Mon Mar 14 06:24:16 GMT 2005

Pardon my confusion:
Does this mean the Samba guide is correct?  If so why the difference 
between p 242 & 252?


John H Terpstra wrote:

>On Sunday 13 March 2005 17:25, John Schmerold wrote:
>>p 242 says smb.conf should contain:
>>     ldap machine suffix = ou=People
>>p. 252 says /etc/smbldap-tools/smbldap.conf should contain
>>     computersdn="ou=Computers,${suffix}"
>>Is this correct or should they both read the same way - perhaps
>>ou=Computers ?
>The problem is not LDAP or Samba. What you must accomodate is how through NSS 
>you will resolve computer accounts to a UID. Since the only mechanism for 
>looking up accounts is through the "passwd" facility this means that LDAP 
>lookups must be made from a point in the LDAP directory tree that lies above 
>both the ou=People and the ou=Computers. The alternative is to put the 
>computer accounts in the ou=People container - this avoids the complexity as 
>well as the huge performance hit of having to search two directory trees.
>- John T.l

More information about the samba mailing list