[Samba] howto optimize samba/kerberos for 20k requests per minute - help needed

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Jul 19 10:07:18 UTC 2021

On Mon, 2021-07-19 at 11:50 +0200, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:
> Your software vendor? What is the software your using? 
> Even that your software vendor is saying that, that still might be
> wrong. 
> Its same with the guys of Kopano where i had discussions with. 
> These also said Samba4 and Kopano is slow and not supported. 
> Well, im running it for years, its fast and as long you "manually" ad
> the corrected indexing. 
> All fine. 
> Plain ldap is already in AD... 
> AD can to the same as plain ldap. 
> So, 
> verify which records al indexed.
> ldbsearch -H /var/lib/samba/private/sam.ldb -s base -b @INDEXLIST
> Then first find the base DN for your setup:
> ldbsearch -H /var/lib/samba/private/sam.ldb -s base -b ""
> defaultNamingContext
> Then edit the schema, using ldbedit and set searchFlags attribute to
> 1 on the attribute entry you want to index:
> ( examples, adjust with your values )
> ldbedit -H /var/lib/samba/private/sam.ldb -b
> and change : searchFlags: 0 to : searchFlags: 1
> when all is done.
> stop samba and start samba. ( just to make sure things are ok )
> now run : samba-tool dbcheck --reindex    << the most important one
> and..  One more. 
> this might take a while, wait untill its finish.
> Repeat this on all AD-DC?s.   << the most important one !! 
> Personaly i reboot the AD-DC to be sure its still fine after reboots 
> and i check as last the index list to see its all applied : 
> ldbsearch -H /var/lib/samba/private/sam.ldb -s base -b @INDEXLIST
> I suggest try above, your vendor is trying to get the cheap way out
> here.. 

The other point worth mentioning is that, whether Openldap likes it or
not, Openldap is on the way out. It is no longer available from RHEL 8
by default, you have to get it from EPEL, red-hat seemingly wants you
to use freeipa.

Of course this is all just my opinion, I also think that the vendor
needs to support Samba AD (and freeipa) or they might just run out of


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