[Samba] LDAP

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sat Jun 23 20:30:18 GMT 2007

On Saturday 23 June 2007 14:52, Cybionet wrote:
> Greeting Adam,
>   Humm I'm not agree with this, but it is your opinion (Samba with LDAP
> is simple). It is true that all is complicated when you don't know what
> you do. But **that's a fact, don't completly trust documentation without
> understanding what you do. There are so many wrong or obsolete documents
> on the Net.

OK - I'll buy into this, I wrote the documentation Adam pointed at.

LDAP is simple and straight forward when you know exactly what you are doing. 
Getting to that point is NOT simple for reasons Cybionet just mentioned.  The 
biggest problem is not knowing what you do not know!

Having said all that - I wrote the book "Samba3 by Example" to help exactly 
those who just want to get started.  As soon as you have a working system you 
can start to experiment with it, and when you do, things will break and 
that's how some people learn. "Samba3 by Example" is not intended as a 
cure-all solution for all sites.

PS: The best URL is: http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba3-ByExample.pdf

This book is linked to Samba-Guide.pdf - it is the same document.

Have you read the relevant chapter of this book?  If so, what did not work for 
you? You may have found bugs I was not aware of, so please tell me so I can 
fix it.

John T.
> regards,
> Robert
> --
> Cybionet - Solution reseautique
> http://www.cybionet.com
> >> I am wondering if anyone here has a SIMPLE how to on configuring ldap, I
> >> have been looking around but the result is one of 2 1. it's way to
> >> complicated 2. don't work,
> >
> > Did you try the official Samba documentation?
> > http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide/happy.html#id338636
> >
> > Yes, it is complicated, because it is complicated.  Don't trust a
> > document that tries to obfuscate that fact.
> >
> >>  so I am hoping that someone here could share
> >> some brain power or kick my sorry butt in the right direction.

John H Terpstra
Samba-Team Member
Phone: +1 (650) 580-8668

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