[PATCH] sam backend parameter

jra at dp.samba.org jra at dp.samba.org
Thu Oct 3 05:53:00 GMT 2002

On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 03:36:48PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Simo Sorce wrote:
> > 
> > Multi domain DC is never going to happen in samba, it just doesn't make
> > sense, as the protocols used (eg. SMB) will not be able to support such
> > thing, so please let's stop to talk about multi-DC samba.
> I'm not so sure on this one.
> Some parts of the protocol might need to be told 'if not specified, use
> this', but I'm not sure the statement holds across everything.
> For example, I don't see any reason why we can't 'pretend' that any
> secondary domain is a 'trusted domain'.  This would allow (for example)
> a resource DC, which has each machine in it, but no users, and an
> organizational DC to coexist nicely.  (This is quite a common setup,
> btw).  

But not on the same machine.

> For the rare cases where clients contact the trusted domain directly, we
> could have either a separate Samba on another IP, or they could contact
> the remote DC directly.

That's the point. All this multi-domain stuff is "rare".
I don't want the complexity in mainline Samba. I don't
think Simo, Gerry, Volker or JF do either.

Let just remove the multi-domain stuff for now and try
and get 3.0 in a shippable state.


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