[Samba] Questions on Samba and LDAP failover

Gary Peck peckgary at isu.edu
Thu Mar 25 09:00:38 MDT 2010

After trying multiple options in the smb.conf file the only way I could 
get fail over to work was having two ldap servers setup in a multimaster 
replication and having a DNS entry setup that round robins between the 
two.  Everything seems to work,  I can bring down one ldap server and 
samba will still authenticate and let users in.  Anybody know of any 
issues doing it this way?



> If I have read the documentation correctly, it looks like you can not
> have a fail over LDAP server defined in the smb.conf file for the passdb
> backend.  It looks like this feature was taken away in an earlier
> release.  Is this correct?  If not could somebody steer me in the right
> direction.

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