[Samba] Advices for Samba and OpenLDAP

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Fri Oct 21 13:25:42 GMT 2005

Michael Gasch schrieb:
>> We are running almost 30 OpenLDAP (2.2.20 nd 2.2.24) servers (masters, 
>> slaves).
>> No weird behaviour so far (we didn't torture it though).
> want to have my script :) ?

sure, I could test it on a separate test server.
publish it somewhere on the web, so that all human kind could kill their 
OpenLDAp servers :)

>> We are running a ldbm backend (so it doesn't need a DB_CONFIG file).
> we had trouble with ldbm - it didn't crash but some entries simply were 
> missing after some minutes of running slapd, samba couldn't find some 
> users/groups although they were in the database, ldapsearch -x 
> uid=someuser sometimes returns "dn: uid=someuser" and sometimes not and 
> so on. may be it was a caching/indexing issue?

IMHO, the behaviour should be proper in each case and not depend on the 
backend used.

>> In your case I'd upgrade to a newest 2.2.x version, and if the problem 
>> still happens, ask at OpenLDAP mailing lists, as it's a problem with 
>> OpenLDAP really, not with Samba.
> i know and already did that. but this list is good visited so i saw a 
> chance to find someone with the same problems or more experience

and still the same issues after an upgrade?
maybe it's something with *bdb* libraries, headers etc., on which 
OpenLDAP depends?

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