[Samba] create smbpasswd/tdbsam from ldapsam/LDAP query?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Mon Jan 23 18:18:01 GMT 2006

Ilia Chipitsine schrieb:
>> As some of you may know, I'm trying to set up Samba BDC on a disk- and 
>> fan-less tiny mipsel_CPU router running OpenWRT distribution.
>> I already managed to compile Samba 3.0.21a and OpenLDAP 2.3.18 for it, 
>> and they seem to work fine.
>> The problem is, this tiny distribution for routers doesn't seem to 
>> have anything like Name Service Switch (NSS), and relies solely on 
>> /etc/passwd
>> and /etc/group.
> it doesn't have to be NSS.
> You can use /etc/passwd for name <--> uid mapping and ldap for NT/LM 
> hashes.

That's great news!


>> I thought that perhaps a workaround would be to fetch all needed info 
>> from the LDAP, and create proper /etc/passwd and smbpasswd files (or 
>> tdbsam
>> perhaps).
> hashed user password are somewhat very different in terms of ldap and 
> passwd. You can use pam, but You don't need it for samba.
>> Is it possible to do so?
>> Or perhaps there are some tools for converting ldapsam to tdbsam?
> pdbedit
> it is beatiful thing for converting from anything to anything :-)

I don't see if it can "convert" ldapsam to /etc/passwd and /etc/group.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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