[Samba] Centos-DS as backend

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Dec 16 14:15:35 MST 2010

On Wed, 2010-12-15 at 14:18 +0100, Serge Fonville wrote:
> Do you mean http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/LDAP_Backend/Fedora_DS
> <http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/LDAP_Backend/Fedora_DS>
> Kind regards/met vriendelijke groet,

Just be aware that the warnings listed on that page, and the additional
warnings in:
http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/LDAP_Backend also apply here.
That is, this is an interesting technology that will be leveraged by
some to build special Samba4 based solutions, but it is not what we
recommend to users of Samba, particularly in the first instance.

That is:

> (De)motivation
> This page is a guide to setting up Samba4 to use a general purpose
> LDAP server as the backend. However, this mode of operation is not
> recommended and is only available to support some esoteric
> configurations. Even if you provision Samba4 with the LDAP backend,
> the clients will still communicate with the LDAP service provided by
> Samba4 on port 389 (this is necessary for correct operation as an
> Active Directory Domain Controller) and you'll still be forced to use
> the Active Directory schema. What's more, using the LDAP backend is
> incompatible with DRS replication. You have been warned.

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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