[Samba] Implementing Samba4

Matthieu Patou mat at matws.net
Fri Sep 3 06:03:23 MDT 2010

"Michael Wood" <esiotrot at gmail.com> wrote:

>2010/9/1 Daniel Müller <mueller at tropenklinik.de>:
>> On Wed, 1 Sep 2010 12:00:29 +0200, Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> 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:
>>>>> 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
>> How about: 2 Samba4-DCs with OpenLDAP 2.4.8 in Multi-Master-Replication
>> at: http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2008-April/058567.html
First everybody who wants to help us to put openldap or ds in order so 
that it works is welcomed send us the patch!

Then for the next future we didn't plan to have drs (ad replication 
protocol) working for technical reasons (lack of transaction in ldap for 
the moment), it means that you have to rely on ldap server internal 

Now I'm not sure that forcing a second DC as oliver did 2 years ago is 
still a very good idea as we matured somehow our implementation.

 >I think perhaps Samba4 worked better with OpenLDAP in the past and it
>should also be fixed to work with it again in future, but at the
>moment it won't work:
>"For various reasons, the OpenLDAP backend for Samba4 is not functional
>at this time."
>Here's the message where Lukasz Zalewski says he's working on the
>Samba 3 to Samba 4 migration script:

And this kind of effort is mostly assured to receive some support as 
it's quite logical to think that some people with a s3+ldap backend will 
want to move a full blown Samba4 DC when version 4.0.0 will be released.


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