winbindd architecture

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Jul 11 17:45:01 GMT 2002

"Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:

> Anyway, if the unexpected.tdb is the reason that winbindd needs nmbd, then
> I think it could be made optional.  I imagine that winbindd would be
> sending regular name queries in order to find the PDC, probably looking
> for <ntdomain>#1B.  The 1B address is actually the DMB identifier, but in
> Windows the DMB and PDC must be the same node.  It is possible that a Node
> Status query is also being sent, to verify that the 1B node also has the
> 1C name registered (1C means "I am an NT Domain Controller).  That could
> be an issue with a Samba DMB.  If that's the case, though, W/95 can't be a
> PDC anyway so not getting a reply shouldn't be a problem.
> Again, I'm not in sync with the discussion so if that's totally bogus
> please disregard.

We have to node status to get the *name* of the PDC, becouse the
NETLOGON RPC requires that.  Windows machines to a NETLOGON Mailslot
message, but we don't do that at present.

Andrew Bartlett

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