[Samba] Can't contact LDAP server,

adrian sender adrian_au1 at hotmail.com
Thu May 24 06:58:51 GMT 2007

Hi Markus,

You will need to check your ldap.conf and tell it where to find the ldap 

Should be something like this in there:


host    ldap1.domainname.com ldap2.domainname.com


Adrian Sender.

>From: Markus Krause <krause at biochem.mpg.de>
>To: samba at lists.samba.org
>Subject: Re: [Samba] Can't contact LDAP server,
>Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 08:34:33 +0200
>Zitat von empirium <empirium at o2.pl>:
>>I have samba 3 with ldap as a authentication backend. When I use
>>pdbedit -a user everything works ok and the user is adding to the ldap
>>But I have problem with exporting smbpasswd to ldap, when I try pdbedit
>>-i smbpasswd:/etc/samba/smbpasswd -e ldapsam
>>I've got a problem that failed to bind to server ldap://localhost
>>Error: Can't contact LDAP server,
>>but my ldap serwer is on the other host than localhost. I dont know why
>>it choose localhost as a ldap server.
>>And it is strange because if I use pdbedit -a user everything works ok.
>>do you know anybody what is wrong?
>>part of my smb.conf
>>passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://
>>ldap suffix = dc=test,dc=pl
>>ldap machine suffix = ou=machines
>>ldap user suffix = ou=users
>>ldap group suffix = ou=groups
>>ldap admin dn = cn=admin,dc=test,dc=pl
>>ldap delete dn = no
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>we had a similar problem some time ago, there seems to be a bug in  
>pdbedit. we got around it by calling "pdbedit -i  
>smbpasswd:/etc/samba/smbpasswd -e ldapsam:
>   markus

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