[Samba] ldap user suffix

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 06:50:59 MDT 2010

If the two organizations having nothing to do with each other, does that
mean they don't need access to the same files?

Will the following solution work for you
-  configure a 2nd IP on the server
-  run two instances of samba-  each samba instance has its own smb.conf
file, with unique ip, server name, ldap settings, local configuration
directories etc.   

The two samba instances don't even have to be in the same domain or
workgroup.    I would however make one the WINS server for the whole

-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of vishesh kumar
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 8:18 AM
To: Lukasz Zalewski
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] ldap user suffix

Thanks Luk
I have to store users in different OU, because there is two separate
Units running inside one organization. They have nothing to do with
each other and their parent organization is same and their is only one
Server to manage both.


On 10/20/10, Lukasz Zalewski <lukas at eecs.qmul.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 10/20/2010 08:16 AM, vishesh kumar wrote:
>> Thanks oliver for your reply,
>> But No this is not possible in my case
>> Thanks
> Why do you want to store users in two separate OU's?
> What is the rule that defines which OU should be used?
> You could look into openldap overlays, which might allow you to do
> dynamic re-write of dn's (amongst other things). Some distros ship
> openldap without overlays enabled so you need to check (this approach
> sounds like an overkill though, and might be more trouble than its worth)
> I'm assuming you are using openldap
> Regards
> Luk
>> On 10/20/10, Olivier FONTES<olivier at famille-fontes.net>  wrote:
>>> On Wed, 20 Oct 2010 11:19:12 +0530, vishesh kumar
>>> <linuxtovishesh at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>> Dear friends
>>>>   My domain users in two diffrent OU, one OU is TEMP_USERS and other OU
>>>> is PEOPLE.
>>>> What i should mention in smb.conf ?
>>>>   If i mention
>>>>      ldap user suffix = ou=PEOPLE, then
>>>>   users of ou TEMP_USERS is not able to authenticate.
>>>> Please guide me.
>>>> Thanks
>>>> --
>>>> http://linuxinterviews.blogspot.com
>>> Hi, is it possible to put the two OU into a specific OU that you could
>>> mention in your smb.conf ??
>>> I had a similar problem, i solved it this way.
>>> Olivier
>>> ---
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>>> Contactez moi si vous souhaitez faire de même.

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