Using Samba -- domain logins

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed Jan 5 01:19:29 GMT 2000

On Wed, 5 Jan 2000, Gerald Carter wrote:

> Steve Langasek wrote:
> > 
> > But domain logons = yes is also used to control whether 
> > 'network logons' are accepted from Win9x machines.  Does 
> > this represent overloading of the option's meaning?  Is it 
> > possible to separate out the Win9x network logon support from
> > the BDC support, or did MS hardwire this by overloading 
> > the NetBIOS types, like they did with DMB/PDC functionality?
> "domain logons" also controls NT logons.  Can someone give me 
> a valid set of circumstances where you would want Samba to 
> validate win9x logons and not act as a BDC?
> In my opinion (at the moment) the two are inseperable.  A Samba 

mine too.

if you answer a GETDC request, you will get a WNetWkstaUserLogon call from
95.  this contains the user profile location, and only _then_ is the w95
user's user/pdomain/pass uactually used - to obtain the user profile! 
SMBsesssetupX, etc.

this is why win95 doesn't have the concept of domain logons, it's an
abortion, instead.

the act of responding to the WNetWkstatUserLogon call is the job of a PDC
or a BDC.  do the GETDC, you have to do the WNeWkUL too.

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