Fwd: [Samba] AD howtos: LDAP needed?

Mike Gallamore mike at mpi-cbg.de
Fri Nov 7 12:11:58 GMT 2008

Sorry my bad I forgot to reply all.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Mike Gallamore <mike at mpi-cbg.de>
> Date: November 7, 2008 12:35:20 PM GMT+01:00
> To: "degbert degbert" <degbert42 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Samba] AD howtos: LDAP needed?
> My understanding is AD was/is MS's implementation of LDAP. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_directory 
>  . AD added stuff on top of the base standard to support "group  
> policies". Essentially MS made an LDAP object structure for Windows  
> networks, that obviously, windows clients know what the objects in  
> the LDAP mean and so display them properly in Network Places or  
> whatever.
> On Nov 7, 2008, at 12:17 PM, degbert degbert wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Sorry for two messages, but I thought it would make more sense to  
>> use one
>> message per question.
>> Why do so many (but not all) AD howtos mention LDAP? Without  
>> configuring
>> LDAP I can use getent passwd or getent group to see the users in  
>> the AD.
>> Is there a benefit to also editing nsswitch to query LDAP?
>> Degbert.
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