[Samba] Implementing Samba4

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 04:00:29 MDT 2010


2010/9/1 Juan Asensio Sánchez <okelet at gmail.com>:
> El 1 de septiembre de 2010 09:54, Daniel Müller
> <mueller at tropenklinik.de>escribió:
>> On Wed, 1 Sep 2010 09:42:45 +0200, Juan Asensio Sánchez <okelet at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > 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)

I believe Samba4 currently does not work correctly with an external LDAP server.

>> > installed in other machine (well, really a lot of machines, yet
>> configured
>> > 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

I doubt "net rpc vampire" will do anything except give you an error
message :)  I believe the "rpc" vs. "ads" etc. options are considered
to have been a mistake, so are not supported by Samba4's net command.
Also, there is no support currently for vampiring from Samba3 to
Samba4.  Someone is working on a migration script, though.  Check the
samba-technical archives.

>> 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
> We have more than 60 LDAP servers already workin, with custom schemas, and
> lot of users and groups, so I think the migration is not trivial. Also, our
> LDAP servers are not used only for Samba, and I think 389 DS is more
> appropiate for high load environments.

I've Cc'd the samba-technical list, someone there might have useful comments.

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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