[Samba] Need suggestion for domain controller

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 17:25:37 MDT 2010

Please elaborate on why you do not like OpenLDAP and SambaPDC same machine?

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On 7/31/10, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
>>     I wish to establish domain controller based on Centos 5.x.I am
>> considering below setups.
>> 1) Samba PDC
>> 2) OpenLDAP
>> 3) Combination of Samba PDC + LDAP
>>     I am confused to select one among above.Can anyone please suggest me?
> All are valid. I mean when setting up a samba domain with open ldap
> you should have at least 1 machine that is a PDC and at least 1
> machine that has openldap on it. Unless this is a home install I
> believe you should have at least 2 of each. The choice of how to
> combine these services is up to the user. For my department (of less
> than 50 users but 30TB of raid on a 100% gigabit network) I have 3 DCs
> and 3 openldap servers. At the moment they are PDC + Openldap. Also
> since I have no user shares on the domain controllers (all data is on
> dual / quad core domain member servers) I have these as guests under a
> vps (openvz or lxc).
> John
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