[Samba] Samba/LDAP Question
jtournier at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 08:38:08 GMT 2008
just one idea: have you configured nss_ldap to resolve account in ou=Computers ?
ie, in /etc/ldap.conf, have you the 2 lines:
If not, add ou=Computers and remove any nscd cache before re-trying.
On Mon, Feb 4, 2008 at 4:33 PM, Frank J. Pellegrino
<frank.pellegrino at sju.edu> wrote:
> 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
> 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
> Can anyone point me to the correct C file so I can try and fix this?
> I'd appreciate any help I can get.
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