Samba PDC trashes NT PDC?

Greg Dickie greg at Discreet.COM
Thu Apr 16 16:26:23 GMT 1998

Aha, but is this true even if they are in different domains?

It wouldn't be soo bad if a reboot fixed it but the damn machine was completely
screwed afterward. Also my os level is default (0?)



On 16-Apr-98 Samba Bugs wrote:
> Yes!
> If you turn on "domain logons = yes" and set the "os level = xx" up high
> enough you can cause every NT domain controller to shut down it's "net
> logon service" - very mean thing to do man! Not very nice! No!
> NT can be Soooooo bad!
> 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?" 
> No, they didn't have to reboot did they? Oh, no. But, isn't that normal
> for NT? Sure it is! (;-)) Good reason to move to Samba I suspect. Maybe?
>>   I don't know about any kind of restrictions on the number of PDCs (in
>> different domains) on a subnet. Could it be some master browser conflict?
>> 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?
> No co-incidence! Plain fact. Microsoft devotees call that "Stable",
> "Production Quality", "Reliable", "Well backed", "Commercial".
>> Any opinions?
> I am not normally opinionated, but today was not a good day!
> I had to take it out somewhere and then you came along. Aren't you sorry?

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