[Samba] How to set mysql backend for samba; Urgent pls

Collen Blijenberg collen at mail.hermanjordan.nl
Thu Apr 20 07:01:18 GMT 2006

Well hello,

samba prior to version 3 doesn't support the pdb_mysql backend.
perhaps there is a way around, but i don't think so.

dunno what's your idea of samba & mysql, coz in your list you mention 
pam-mysql ??
my guesses are that pam-mysql is for the support of storing posix users 
in a mysql database, not samba users.!

if you need mysql to store samba users, convert to samba 3, and wait for 
the next release.
(coz from 3.0.14 - 3.0.22 the mysql backend is broke.)
at the moment there is a project at sourceforge trying to make the mysql 
backend work again. ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/pdbsql )
but it won't be able to run until 3.0.23 (i guess)

Cheers & Have Fun

Collen Blijenberg.

balijepalli srikrishnamohan wrote:
> Hello group,
> I Just joined the group and this is the first message
> to this group.
> I am facing a problem while configuring mysql backend
> to samba.
> I am using samba 2.2.7,
> mysql 5.0, pam-mysql-0.5 and RH9.
> Is it possible to set mysql backend for samba2.2.7?
> Pls explain the way to configure mysql to samba as
> backend.
> Regards
> Krishnam.
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