I am getting the following message in the /var/log/samba/smbd.log file when I start up samba and try to connect as a user.
[2011/09/27 14:23:33, 1] lib/smbldap.c:another_ldap_try(1153)
Connection to LDAP server failed for the 15 try!
[2011/09/27 14:23:34, 10] lib/smbldap.c:smb_ldap_setup_conn(630)
[2011/09/27 14:23:34, 2] lib/smbldap.c:smbldap_open_connection(786)
smbldap_open_connection: connection opened
[2011/09/27 14:23:34, 10] lib/smbldap.c:smbldap_connect_system(951)
ldap_connect_system: Binding to ldap server ldaps://192.168.x.x as "cn=directory manager,dc=stag,dc=cle,dc=us"
[2011/09/27 14:23:34, 2] lib/smbldap.c:smbldap_connect_system(982)
failed to bind to server ldaps://192.168.x.x with dn="cn=directory manager,dc=stag,dc=cle,dc=us" Error: Can't contact LDAP server
Relevant part of the smb.conf
passdb backend = ldapsam:ldaps://192.168.x.x
ldap suffix = dc=stag,dc=cle,dc=us
ldap machine suffix = ou=people
ldap user suffix = ou=people
ldap group suffix = ou=groups
ldap passwd sync = yes
ldap admin dn = cn=directory manager,dc=stag,dc=cle,dc=us
obey pam restrictions = yes
I was able to run smbpasswd –w to add the dn admin password to the secrets.tdb but am unable to add additional users as well, again getting a cannot contact ldap server message. I had this working on another machine, but that machine was needed for another purpose and lost the setup. I know I must be missing something simple and am checking the HOWTO for samba on the 389-Directory Server site.
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