Using Samba -- domain logins
cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Tue Jan 4 22:23:09 GMT 2000
Steve Langasek wrote:
> As I understand it, there is nothing in the meaning of
> a Win9x logon which *requires* the machine serving logons
> to be an NT domain controller, even if an NT domain is present.
> It seems logical to me that some would want to separate
> out these two functions. Perhaps distributing the workload?
> Or, there's also the fact that Samba doesn't quite work
> as a BDC yet, correct? So being able to serve
> Win9x logons without interfering with the operation of
> an NT domain would be useful. (If possible.)
This all seems like an accident waiting to happen to me.
Oh no, another misconfigured Samba server broke a
perfectly nice Windows NT network?!?! Blah, blah, blah...
> But a BDC is expected to do more than just validate
> the NT login against the PDC..
I know that. I just think that we have to develop
more parameters later on to mean, "No I really am a BDC!"
This is not an issue of whether or not we can do it, but
whether or not it is a good idea. I seem to be outvited
on my opinion and so I will hush now. ;)
Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter
Engineering Network Services Auburn University
jerry at eng.auburn.edu http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw
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