[Samba] openldap proxy cache for samba

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Nov 2 17:18:32 UTC 2016

On Tue, 2016-09-27 at 16:42 +0200, Meike Stone via samba wrote:
> Hello,
> we use samba with ldap backend. All is working well.
> Now the user count should grow to about 3000 users in a mixed
> environment with PCs and terminal servers.
> So the most of the users typically have (more than one) sessions to
> different terminal servers.
> The smb version is (tragically) still v1 and a lot of the clients
> comes over a NAT gateway.
> To reduce the traffic to the remote ldap server(s) in the backend and
> decrease the latency, I like to install a local OpenLDAP proxy cache
> on the samba server.
> Is this a practically way and does someone has experiences with such
> setup?
> Does anyone can recommend settings for the pcache?

I would recommend a full replica, rather than a proxy cache.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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