[Samba] Samba LDAP caching when LDAP server unavailable - possible?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jan 18 00:08:00 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-01-17 at 10:16 -0500, William Burns wrote:
> Tomasz:
> I had heard that some people were interested in caching passwords (which 
> could be stored in NIS, or LDAP) on linux laptops so that a user could 
> log in even when disconnected from their LDAP or NIS domain.
> The theory was that the nss (name service switch) and nscd (name service 
> cache daemon) system(s) could be tuned/modified to cache this information.
> As far as I know, this has not been done/tested for use w/ samba the way 
> you describe.

For this in an AD domain, there has been a lot of work done in Samba's
trunk development tree for this (disconnected laptop) behaviour.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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