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Re: [Samba] visibility of groups when multiple Samba servers use the same LDAP server




On Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:30:51 +0100
Matthias Leopold via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> we are using a _single_ LDAP server as backend for _multiple_ Samba 
> standalone file servers (security=user). This LDAP server serves
> mainly other purposes and access for Samba is read only so the
> situation is not optimal but "it works for us". Still I don't
> understand one phenomenon concerning visibility of LDAP groups.
> 
> The LDAP configuration in smb.conf for all our Samba servers is 
> basically like this (with each server having it's own branch for
> "ldap group suffix", that's the point):
> 
> passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://ldap.domain.tld
> ldap suffix = dc=domain,dc=tld
> ldap user suffix = ou=people
> ldap group suffix = ou=server01,ou=smb,ou=Groups
> 
> NSS uses LDAP via SSSD like this:
> 
> [domain/LDAP]
> id_provider = ldap
> 
> ldap_uri = ldap://ldap.domain.tld
> ldap_search_base = dc=domain,dc=tld
> 
> ldap_user_search_base = ou=People,dc=domain,dc=tld
> ldap_group_search_base = ou=server01,ou=smb,ou=Groups,dc=domain,dc=tld
> 
> The sambaDomainName is stored in an entry in LDAP path 
> ou=smb,dc=domain,dc=tld. Each server has it's own entry, but all use
> the same SID.
> 
> This setup is not exactly pretty, but it "works". Still, unexpectedly 
> Samba on server01 sees groups in other branches than 
> "ou=server01,ou=smb,ou=Groups" (with "net groupmap list").
> 
> example:
> - group is cn=testgroup,ou=server02,ou=smb,ou=Groups,dc=domain,dc=tld
> - on server01 this group is visible with "net groupmap list 
> ntgroup=testgroup"
> - "getent group testgroup" does not work (as expected)
> Why is this?
> 
> thx
> matthias
> 

You are going to have to give us more info ;-)
What OS's ?
What version(s) of Samba ?
Have there been any updates/upgrades to anything ?

Rowland

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