Samba PDC trashes NT PDC?

Greg Dickie greg at Discreet.COM
Thu Apr 16 18:40:42 GMT 1998

Thanks to everyone for confirming my suspicions. As someone famous once said "I
didn't do it!"


On 16-Apr-98 Samba Bugs wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, Gerald W. Carter wrote:
>> 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!
>> I'm assuming that mean in setting the domain of the samba server to be
>> the same as the one for the NT PDC's.  However,  If samba PDC and the NT
>> PDC are in two different domains, this should not be the case, correct?
> To the best of my knowledge Samba will NOT affect any domain it is NOT a
> member of. If it doess, I have NEVER seem it. I run NT training classes
> and we often have three domains and a Samba server. I have jacked the
> samba os level up to 65 and over and turned on domain logons support and
> have had the NT network logon service shut down. I have also seen the
> winlogon process die a horible death once and that stops ALL logons! Have
> not been able to reproduce that one.
> The most reproducible way to get NT to shut down the net logon service is
> to reboot while Samba has the domain logon service running. Does it's
> dirty everytime. NT can not handle conflict on startup.
>> > that our IS guys PDC (on another domain) seemed to get screwed up 
>> > right around
> I hope that clears any ambiguity up.
> Cheers,
> John T.

Greg Dickie
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