[Samba] Samba PDC with Slave LDAP server
amessina at messinet.com
Fri Jan 27 13:25:11 GMT 2006
ashok cvs wrote:
> Hi all
> I have a samba PDC with LDAP with samba version 3.0.21,(domain=mydomain.com
> the samba and openldap are configured on a single system.
> i would like to setup samba BDC with slave LDAP server for domain
> and samba BDC is also having DNS server for domain .
> my query is, the nsswitch.conf and ldap.con of BDC should point to it's own
> LDAP server
> or Master LDAPserver
> and in smb.conf file of BDC, the passdb backed should point to master or
> and smbpasswd -w <password>, (which password should i enter , the master
> LDAP server rootdn password or slave LDAP server rootdn passowrd)
> please guide me
the bdc should point to its local ldap (slave) server. this is what
gives you the ability to run as a *backup*. if you had both pdc and bdc
pointing to the master ldap server and that server went down, your bdc
read the "official how-to" at samba.org. it describes the various
options for setting up a pdc and bdc with ldap.
by far, the best is pointing the pdc at the master ldap server
(read/write) and pointing the bdc at the slave server (read only).
you will also need to point your nsswitch.conf and your ldap.conf on the
bdc to the slave server (assuming your samba bdc is on the same host
as your slave ldap server.
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