[Samba] Samba/LDAP Question
Frank J. Pellegrino
frank.pellegrino at sju.edu
Wed Feb 27 20:22:45 GMT 2008
If your solaris box is setup as an LDAP client you can add a search
descriptor with the ldapclient command.
Below is an example of what we changed to make joining the domain work on
the first try.
NS_LDAP_SERVICE_SEARCH_DESC= passwd: ou=computers,o=sju.edu;ou=People,o=sju.edu
At 03:13 PM 2/27/2008, Hector Blanco wrote:
>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
> > 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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