Misconceptions about Samba as a logon server

David Collier-Brown davecb at canada.sun.com
Wed Apr 19 13:15:37 GMT 2000

Richard Sharpe wrote:
> I am trying to clarify some possible misconceptions about Samba as a logon
> server, perhaps complicated by multiple-subnet setups.

> Now, I have checked this out, and find that Samba 2.0.6 will function as a
> Win9X logon server quite happily with all of the above set off.
> In addition, os level = 33 is enough to force Samba to win elections.
> It seems to me that the reason Samba will correctly function as a logon
> server in the absence of the parameters above is that the client broadcasts
> a NetLogon request in the subnet it resides in, so Samba sees it.
> Indeed, it seems to me that for Win9X Logons to work in a multi-subnet
> environment, all that is needed is for the following to be set:
>   domain logons = yes
>   logon script = <something>
>   wins support = yes

	I think so, although in production I use
		domain master = yes
		os level = 128
	as well as
	 	domain logons = yes
  		logon script = %U.bat

	I don't do profiles any more, so I don't
	know what prerequisites thay have: from memory
	I **think** they want something else odd...
	perhaps encrypted passswords?

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