[Samba] SAMBA+LDAP in a Workgroup

Markus Korth mkorth at viisage.com
Fri Mar 17 08:28:07 GMT 2006

HiHo Tom!

Tom Haerens wrote:
> Hi,
> This may be a dumb question (I'm new with this), but is it possible to use 
> SAMBA in combination with LDAP  in a Workgroup?
> All the manuals and examples I can find, are talking about Domains and 
> PDCs.

I've such a setup running here and I'm quite satisfied. We once migrated
from NIS to LDAP and later added the Samba scheme to our LDAP server. We
are just using simple file- and print services with Samba.
We don't use the PDC functionality as, up to now, I don't see an
advantage for us - just more administration effort.
Roughly said, the LDAP is just used for user accounts and groups, i.e.
passwords and userid/group matching.

There are enough websites that describe such a setup, by the way. Start
with these here:



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