Samba PDC trashes NT PDC?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Thu Apr 16 15:27:47 GMT 1998

On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, Greg Dickie wrote:

> Hi All,
>   Haven't played with samba for awhile and man it's good to be back!
>   I grabbed a cvs copy of NTDOM and set up a PDC a couple of days ago. Seems to
> work great except for profiles but I'll figure that out. The only problem is
> that our IS guys PDC (on another domain) seemed to get screwed up right around
> the time I was tweaking the samba PDC. They finally rebooted their machine but
> it consequently would not even boot (%$##%$# NT!). My question is "Has anyone
> seen this kind of behavior?" 

i haven't, and i have two NT PDCs and a samba PDC.

>   I don't know about any kind of restrictions on the number of PDCs (in
> different domains) on a subnet.

none, up to the traffic limit.

> Could it be some master browser conflict?

not at all, because each PDC is a domain master browser for its own
workgroup, and that's nothing to do with login stuff anyway.

> Can
> NT be so badly done that something I do on the network can actually screw up
> the machin enough that a reboot can't fix it? Or is it just a coincidence?

coincidence, i'd put it down to.  until it happens again :-)

please keep us informed.

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