[Samba] samba+ldap two domains db sync?

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 07:43:42 MST 2010

On 01/11/10 09:31, Rob Shinn wrote:
> Alberto Moreno wrote:
>> Is possible to sync both ldap servers every time I change something
>> in ldap? or a better way to do it?Alberto Moreno wrote:
> You could probably do this with OpenLDAP's syncrepl replication 
> facility.  You may also wish to consider combining everything into one 
> LDAP database, containing two different Samba domains, with a common 
> OU for user accounts.  You could keep the LDAP servers as they are, 
> just set up one as a secondary LDAP server using syncrepl.  That would 
> have the advantage of centralizing everything and ease user 
> administration, since users created in one domain would automatically 
> be included in both.
> Without knowing the specifics, however, it's hard to say to which way 
> would be best.
I don't think one user in LDAP could be in two different domains-  each 
user has to have a distinct SambaSID entry.

I use Sun's Directory Server for my LDAP backend-  it was already in 
place for another project which is why I went with it rather than with 
OpenLDAP.     It supports replication between ldap servers and has a GUI 
for setting up the replication parameters.    Although, too be fair, 
there is a bit of a learning curve with this product.

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