[Samba] Possible documentation error in Chapter 8. Migrating NT4 Domain to Samba-3

Doug Campbell doug at bpta.net
Tue Mar 29 06:22:53 GMT 2005

Looking through this chapter today and ran across the following
inconsistency under the section NT4 Migration Using LDAP Backend.

Step 3 says

"3. Create a file called preload.LDIF as shown in Example 8.1. Edit the
contents so that the domain name and SID are correct for the site being

Then step 4 says

"4. Preload the LDAP database so it is ready to receive the information from
the NT4 PDC. This pre-loads the LDAP directory with the top-level
information, as well as the top level containers for user, group, computer,
and domain account data. Execute the instruction shown here:

root#  slapadd -v -l preload.LDIF
added: "dc=abmas,dc=biz" (00000001)
added: "cn=Manager,dc=abmas,dc=biz" (00000002)
added: "ou=People,dc=abmas,dc=biz" (00000003)
added: "ou=Computers,dc=abmas,dc=biz" (00000004)
added: "ou=Groups,dc=abmas,dc=biz" (00000005)
added: "ou=Idmap,dc=abmas,dc=biz" (00000006)
added: "sambaDomainName=MEGANET,dc=abmas,dc=biz" (000000"

The Problem:  Example 8.1 does not include information for
"ou=Computers,dc=abmas,dc=biz" and "cn=Manager,dc=abmas,dc=biz".

I guess something like the following should be added to the Example 8.1 ldif

dn: ou=Computers,dc=abmas,dc=biz
objectClass: top
objectClass: organizationalUnit
ou: Computers

Also, since "cn=Manager,dc=abmas,dc=biz" is the rootbinddn used in Chapter
6's example, I don't think it would need to be in the directory anyway but
that could something I just don't understand yet concerning LDAP.


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