[Date Prev][Date Next] [Chronological] [Thread] [Top]

Howto setup SASL for OpenLDAP for Samba?


I'm trying to setup an OpenLDAP 2.0.21 server on MandrakeLinux 8.2.  The
LDAP should act as a backend for Samba 2.2.4.

I'm currently still fighting the SASL setup.  However, before I go on to
explain my problems, I'm curious if I actually need SASL at all.  If I
understood the Samba howtos and docs correctly, the Windows 2000 clients
will transmit the password/username encrypted to the Samba server which
will then do a lookup in the LDAP.

Well, since Samba and OpenLDAP will run on the same machine, I fail to
understand why I should need any encryption from Samba <> OpenLDAP.
Furhter, Samba could do ldaps or TLS.  Or am I currently so much
confused and thus mix things up?

If someone could please shed some light, I'd be more than happy!

Thanks a lot,

Alexander Skwar
How to quote:	http://learn.to/quote (german) http://quote.6x.to (english)
Homepage:	http://www.iso-top.de      |    Jabber: askwar@a-message.de
   iso-top.de - Die günstige Art an Linux Distributionen zu kommen
                       Uptime: 3 days 7 hours 8 minutes