[Samba] smb.conf ignores "ldap user suffix"

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sat Oct 14 08:10:10 GMT 2006

On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 02:30:23PM -0700, Tri Tu wrote:
> Seems like there is a bug in samba configuration with the version 3.0.22 
> or later that it doesn't read the configuration variable within the 
> smb.conf for ldap settings
> ldap user suffix =

We are not consistent here, true. In what sense does it
really cause a problem for you instead of being a bit
inconvenent in the log file?

My general idea with the ldap_xx_suffix parameters would in
general be to use them only when we create new objects and
when searching do subtree level searches starting from 'ldap
suffix' always. The inconsistent search behaviour has caused
quite a number of bugs already, in particular with idmap and
group mapping.

So would anybody object if we changed the use of the
ldap_xx_suffix parameters to be only used when creating


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