PDC features II [was Re: PDC acceptance criteria]
gcarter at valinux.com
Wed Oct 4 04:01:42 GMT 2000
I rather like Kevin's breakdown and
so will build upon this.
Kevin Colby wrote:
> The first level is the minimum needed, even by
> the brave of heart. The second is really
> also required for general consumption, but
> may not be needed by everyone. The third is
> for features that really only help administrators,
> not users, and the fourth is for quite site-specific
I think that these are good initial grouping
of functionality, but not necessarily in the order in
which things need to be released.
> Domain controlling _minimum_ requirements:
> - Support for Domain logons by Windows NT 4.0 SP3+ clients
> - Support for Domain logons by Windows 2000 clients (legacy)
> - Proper user and group mapping between NT users/groups
> and UNIX users/groups. This included enumeration
This is a given I think. Bare minimum.
However, given the past conversations today
I am a little more prone to add PDC<->BDC
replication with and NT DC in with this as well.
Here is my reasoning: People who wish to
replace NT DC's will do it one by one. This
also handles the migration from an NT PDC to a
Samba PDC (which is a necessary feature).
Simply setup Samba as a BDC, grab the SAM and
domain SID, halt the NT PDC, and promote the
> Robust, "production" domain controlling requirements:
> - Support for initiating Trust relationships [full domain]
> - fault tolerance features
> NT migration features:
> - Working support for User Manager and Server Manager
I think JF is close to this now (add/delete/modify)
> - Domain controller transfer (with fixed RIDs?)
This will be handled by PDC<->BDC replication
functionality (see above comments).
> Specific client software features:
> - Extended "Exchange" requirements
So here is the basic idea...
First release of an official Samba PDC must include
the following features:
o Support for Domain logons from Windows NT
4.0 SP3+ clients
o Support for domain logons from Windows 2000
clients in legacy mode
o Support for user/group mapping and enumeration
o Support for interaction with the Windows NT 4.0
SAM replication protocol.
Trust relationships will be included in a later cut.
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