How does NT choose a DC?
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at samba.org
Wed May 10 06:39:17 GMT 2000
udp 138 mailslot GETDC request.
On Wed, 10 May 2000, Paul J Collins wrote:
> >>>>> "Anders" == Anders C Thorsen <anders at aae.wisc.edu> writes:
> Anders> Well... my guess would be to look at the subnet (ip AND
> Anders> netmask)
> But that *is* a broadcast, they exact type that is done in the absence
> of WINS.
> I seem to recall hearing that the client gets a list of all the DCs in
> the WINS and sends a request to each of them and then picks the one
> that responds first; a focused broadcast, if you will. NetBIOS names
> with type 0x1c are domain controllers, I believe.
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