[Samba] Samba/LDAP Question

Hector Blanco white.lists at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 20:13:36 GMT 2008

Mmmm..If I understood properly, I'm afraid I can just say... "Welcome
to the club, mate":

Take a look to this:

May it be a bug??  Is the same thing that is happeing to you?


2008/2/4, Frank J. Pellegrino <frank.pellegrino at sju.edu>:
> We have just setup Samba 3.0.28 with LDAP support.  We are using a Sun One
>  5.2 LDAP server.
>  We are having a problem when a new machine joins the domain.
>  Here is a snippet of our smb.conf file
>    add machine script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-useradd -w "%m"
>    ldap machine suffix = ou=computers
>    ldap user suffix = ou=People
>  When a new machine attempts to join the domain a new entry is created in
>  ou=computers as expected.  This entry has only the posixAccount information
>  and no Samba info.  However, the machine reports that it failed to join the
>  domain.  Log entries on both samba and LDAP tell me that after the entry is
>  created, samba is trying to find that entry in ou=people instead of
>  ou=computers.
>  Attempting to add the machine again gives us an error that the machine
>  already exists.
>  I modified smbldap-useradd to include the sambaSamAccount information when
>  the entry is created.  The first attempt to join the domain still fails,
>  however trying again succeeds.
>  In another test, I removed the modifications from smbldap-useradd and
>  modified the smbldap.conf file so that it thought the machines container
>  was ou=people.  With this change the new machine was able to join the
>  domain on the first try.  The problem here is that we don't want the
>  machines mixed in with the users.
>  So from this I determined that after creating the new entry for the
>  machine, Samba then goes and looks for that entry in ou=people instead of
>  ou=computers.  My guess is that there is a bug in the code that looks at
>  the wrong configuration entry.
>  I have tried looking through the C code on my own.  I'm only familiar with
>  C so I haven't made as much progress as I'd like.
>  Is this a known bug?  Is it possible that we have a configuration wrong
>  somewhere?
>  Can anyone point me to the correct C file so I can try and fix this?
>  I'd appreciate any help I can get.
>  Thanks.
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