[Samba] Implementing Samba4

Daniel Müller mueller at tropenklinik.de
Wed Sep 1 01:54:01 MDT 2010

On Wed, 1 Sep 2010 09:42:45 +0200, Juan Asensio Sánchez <okelet at gmail.com>
> Hi
> I am trying to install Samba 4 on a Ubuntu 10.04 Server machine. I have
> downloaded the sources, compiled it and installed. Now I have to do the
> provision step. I want to use an existing LDAP server (389 Directory
> Server)
> installed in other machine (well, really a lot of machines, yet
> for replication). Also, the servers only accept SSL connections. But all
> the
Why do not just use the samba 4 internal ldap-server?? And just net rpc
vampire the users and groups from
the sanba3/Ldap?? I think with samba 4 the old way samba3/ldap just makes
no sense at all. What should be the advantage of
the old way??
Greetings Daniel

> examples I have seen in the Samba Wiki use ldapi. I have tried a lot of
> commands to configure the provisioning, but I don't understand what this
> step does:
> - Create any special user in the LDAP server?
> - Create any branches in the LDAP server?
> - Add any schema?
> What should be the command to make Samba work with my LDAP servers, with
> SSL? The LDAP servers also have yet user and group data (also Samba3
> domain,
> but it is not being used).
> After the provisioning, I have seen that is needed to start the LDAP
> using start-slapd of the Samba package. What? What is this for?
> And one last question, is it possible to create interdomain trust with
> current version of Samba4?
> Regards and thanks in advance.

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