How does NT choose a DC?
gene_yee at hotmail.com
Tue May 9 23:52:44 GMT 2000
The ip/subnet wouldn't tell the workstation which is the closest/fastest DC.
I'm wondering if the workstation what keeps the workstation from trying to
authenticate with a DC over in Asia if I am in California.
>From: "Anders C. Thorsen" <anders at aae.wisc.edu>
>To: gene_yee at hotmail.com
>CC: samba-ntdom at samba.org
>Subject: Re: How does NT choose a DC?
>Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 18:41:44 -0500 (CDT)
>Well... my guess would be to look at the subnet (ip AND netmask)
> > I've seeked help from NT newsgroups, from friends at MS, from countless
> > books. Then I started to think who else might have the answer? Few
> > know how MS Domains work better than you guys so here goes:
> > When a workstation logs onto a domain it can locate a DC via broadcasts
> > WINS. If it is located via broadcast it is obviously going to be the
> > nearest server.
> > If it is located via WINS, how does the workstation know not to go
> > across a slow WAN for authentication? How does a workstation decide
> > which DC to use for authentication?
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