PDC acceptance criteria

gcarter at valinux.com gcarter at valinux.com
Tue Oct 3 18:14:09 GMT 2000

David Collier-Brown wrote:
> gcarter at valinux.com wrote:
> > These may or may not all apply.  I'm just starting
> > the thread.  Once we have an agreed upon list, we can
> > then say "These things need to be done and once they
> > are done, a PDC will ship."
>         May I suggest a way to make it easier? (by
>         making it harder to come up with the list!)
>         Enumerate the **minimum** set of functionality
>         that Samba requires to provide PDC-equivalent
>         services to Windows 2000 and WinME clients.

That is the intent.  We need to decide what needs to 
be done.  I want a list.   The phrase a "Working PDC" 
is too vague.  What constitues a working PDC?  That's 
the question.

Do people think that trust relationships are required?
What about PDC <-> BDC integration?  My feeling is 
that the former is important while the latter is not.
Why do i prioritize it like this?  I think that being 
able to interact with other domain is more important than
interacting with another DC within as domain.  

I do think it is important that Samba has the 
ability to be fault tolerant (or fail over capabilities).
This is easy though when you are dealing with Samba
multiple Samba servers.  Where does the effort need 
to be focused.

We're on the same page I think Dave.  If not, let 
me know.

Cheers, jerry
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