Corporate Reactions to Linux (fwd)

Fredrik Norrman fredrik.norrman at
Thu Oct 14 11:09:06 GMT 1999

So it actually works this way with NT. It's a resonable precaution...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Murcott [mailto:simonmu at]
> Sent: den 14 oktober 1999 01:38
> To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM
> Subject: RE: Corporate Reactions to Linux (fwd)
> On Thu, 14 Oct 1999, Fredrik Norrman wrote:
>    What I suggested Samba takes care of is the case where 
>    a stupid user who sets up his first RedHat server and 
>    misconfigures Samba and brings down the corporate NT network
>    because of that. 
>    You can easily solve that by checking if _someone else_ is
>    already registered as PDC on the network.
> This is actually normal NT behaviour (I have done it before 
> with two NT
> servers). If your bring up a PDC when another PDC is present 
> for the same domain
> it instantly turns itself into a workstation.
> Regards
> Simon Murcott

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