[Samba] Running multiple instances of Samba and LDAP question

Chris Osicki osk at admin.swisscom-mobile.ch
Thu Oct 4 17:31:18 GMT 2007

On Wed, 03 Oct 2007 07:42:03 -0400
Adam Tauno Williams <adamtaunowilliams at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I work for the small IT company and I would like to ask  the question
> > concerning the project that I work on-Namely is it posible to run
> > multiple instances of Samba and LDAP paralely on the one server --For
> > example one cental server for Samba and LDAP and one instance running
> The only way to accomplish that is a nightmare of hackery.  Multiple
> instances of CIFS don't work very well.

Is for you a proper Samba configuration a hackery? ;-)
I run several of them (in cluster packages which moves between cluster nodes
and haven't seen any problems. Each one uses it's own smb.conf, private dir etc.

I don't see a reason for having multiple LDAP instances, though.
> > for each separate client -and if it possible the suggestion how to
> > best accomplish that ...
> > I thank you in advance for your time and effort ..
> Create multiple virtual servers with vmware-server.
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