Samba as PDC *and* BDC?

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Mon Oct 5 18:55:40 GMT 1998

Brian Powell wrote:
> For instance, does the domain SID have to be similar or completely
> different for the two machines?

The domain sid would need to be the same.  and both machines 
would need register with the same WINS server.  Whichever
registered DOMAIN<1b> first would be the PDC.  

In the case of a failure, once the other Samba PDC could register
DOMAIN<1b> with the WINS server, then machines should start 
looking at this one as the PDC.

The domain sid things is standard with NT PDC <-> BDC's now.  If you
install an NT Server and tell it that it will be a BNDC, it contacts the
PDC to get the domain sid

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
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