[Samba] Samba LDAP and Ubuntu

Marcio Merlone marcio.merlone at a1.ind.br
Tue Jun 24 12:38:39 GMT 2008

Gilberto Nunes escreveu:
> I install samba and LDAP on Ubuntu Server 7.04.
> I using smbldap-tools...
> However, when I reboot the system, the Ubuntu server don't work more...
> It's stalled on services initialize...
> I notice that the file nsswitch.conf on /etc, have this look:
> passwd:          files ldap
> group:           files ldap
> shadow:          files
> When I change this lines to this:
> passwd:          files
> group:           files
> shadow:          files
> All work fine! So, the system booting normaly...

It is a known bug, I found on a bugzilla somewhere. The bug consists 
that the booting process needs the ldap server before it gets started. 
So, the workaround, for now, is to have a slave ldap server which you 
can use at least for booting. In my /etc/ldap.conf I have:

# grep host /etc/ldap.conf

Obviously, is another server on the network which is a slave 
for localhost. This way the booting process will try localhost and then and boots ok. I am not sure even if it really needs to be a 
real slave, but I happen to have a real slave on my net, so I had no 

Good luck

Marcio Merlone

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