[Samba] samba 4 / replicate ldap

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Wed Oct 10 03:42:55 MDT 2012

but when i read here.

its a Pending Task. 
Is this finished, or almost finished ? 
parts im intrested in. RODC/Group policies. 

If almost finished, i can start setting up my main samba4 controller and test a bit already. 

Thank you for the quick reply. And keep up the great, good work with samba4. 

Best regards, 


>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at samba.org] 
>Verzonden: woensdag 10 oktober 2012 11:18
>Aan: L.P.H. van Belle
>CC: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] samba 4 / replicate ldap
>On Wed, 2012-10-10 at 11:09 +0200, L.P.H. van Belle wrote:
>> Hai Andrew, 
>> thank you for you reply. 
>> In very short.
>> I want to replicate the database of samba4 to an other 
>locations, over wan. 
>> I want to have 1 domainname for signon, windows wil choose 
>the closed location, so this should work. 
>> Every other location wil have its own samba server ( in DC 
>mode ), with proxy which is using the auth of samba. ( or info 
>from local replicated read only ldap ) 
>> Since this is over wan, i want to replicate the database.
>> I install the extra server in the main location, then will 
>move it to the external location. 
>> IP / DNS setup is nog problem for me, the location will have 
>there own dhcp+dns server
>> the dns zone wil be replicated to the master dns ( aka samba 
>AD server on mail lokation ) 
>> this way i can manage everythis from main location. 
>> Kix script is used for login script, these files are 
>replicated between the netlogon folders. 
>> ( and you i know the differences with sysvol ) I do 
>windows/linux/novell servers. 
>> This setup works good with samba3, for years now. 
>> The total setup had debian with samba ddns+dhcp, proxy , 
>webservers, mailservers ( with zarafa7 and yes, i have pro 
>licence, for ad integration ). 
>> for most servers i can use the basic ldap info in the main location.
>> I read that replication over wan didnt work. with for 
>example novell NDS, i can replicate 1 part of the NDS and as 
>far i know this is not possible with AD. 
>This all sounds like a perfect candiate for multiple Samba domain
>controllers, perhaps with RODCs at some sites if you would prefer.
>There shouldn't be any issue with replication over the WAN - it's just
>another IP network as far as Samba is concerned. 
>Just use Samba's DRS as the replication framework and it should just
>Andrew Bartlett
>Andrew Bartlett                                
>Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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