[Samba] openldap proxy cache for samba

Meike Stone meike.stone at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 3 09:40:55 UTC 2016

2016-11-02 18:18 GMT+01:00 Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>:
> 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.

Yes, that would be the best choice, but I'm not the owner of the LDAP Server,
it is a centralized service.... So a full replica is not possible ...

Thanks Meike

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