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

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Thu Jan 19 20:02:14 GMT 2006

> ok, i'll go with you on this.  so this mini-router, does it have a hard 
> drive or a place that it could dynamically write data, because it seems 
> to me that samba will need to write data at will and for sure, ldap with 
> syncrepl or any caching program will need to write new data that is not 
> static to someplace.
> what are the true capabilities of this router?

It's ASUS WL-500g Deluxe.

It has a 200 MHz broadcom/mipsel CPU, 4 MB flash, 32 MB ram, 2 USB2 
ports, 5 network ports (to use as a switch or 5 separate network cards).

I connected a USB stick to one of the USB ports and the root filesystem 
is there (instead of the 4 MB flash).

The router costs about 70 euro / 80 usd.

Capabilities? It's Linux, so it can do everything :)


> the cheapy routers that use firmware woun't be able to dynamically write 
> this data would they.  any change to data would require a "firmware 
> upgrade".

Exactly - I replaced the original firmware with OpenWRT - 
http://openwrt.org - a distro for such small routers listed in the link 
I gave above.

> also, how would you manage the router remotely?  ssh?  a web interface? 
>  how would you alter any smb.conf settings?

It has a basic web interface (for setting network, dns, gateway, 
wireless etc.), but yes, mostly with SSH.

> i agree your router would be a cool thing, but you have very little 
> admin functionality.

SSH - exactly the same admin functionality as with a PC.

> another option may be a refurb cheap computer with 
> a cheap network card which would do the same thing, but give you total 
> functionality. 

But this means noise, disk, fan etc. - I don't want that.

> this is what i did for the bds at my parent's house.  i 
> got a dell outlet refurb for $240, installed fc4 and away we went.

So you paid 2x too much :)

Tomasz Chmielewski

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