NT PDC licensing

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Dec 12 09:30:03 GMT 2001

On Wed, Dec 12, 2001 at 06:22:53PM +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
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> > Will NT clients automatically direct authentication to the Samba "BDC"
> > by changing 'domain master = no', 'domain logons = yes'?  
> After asking the WINS for DOMAIN#1c the Workstation sends out a
> Broadcast NetBIOS Datagram along with a directed packet to the first
> IP in the DOMAIN#1c answer. The broadcast responder is then
> preferred. This way you always get the local DC to answer the logon
> request. 'domain master = no' is necessary to direct the password
> change requests to the PDC and to avoid the WINS name clash.
> > What about OS level? 
> Not relevant, this only applies to Browsing.
> > Have you tested this?
> Yes :-) Only in a test scenario until now, but there it works
> perfectly fine.

Volker, can you write a howto for this ? I'm also intending to
integrate and test all the LDAP patches for Samba 2.2.3 to make
sure it works well with an LDAP SAM backend.

Can you let me know which (if any) patches you used to set this
up ?



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