abartlet at samba.org
Fri Oct 11 06:36:00 GMT 2002
> Can't see how Steve? Unless you mean sharing usernames across multiple
> pcs in different offices. To clarify:
> our network consists of 4 offices linked by vpns through the internet.
> At present we auth to an Nt4 pdc in main office which works fine until
> "telstra" our isp goes down...hence my need for a "bdc" type of backup
> For us the chance of the same user/password being modified on two
> different servers at the same time is negligible. and if we only
> replicate the individual user/passwords that change the whole database
> should remain in a consistent state....unless I've missed something?
So why don't you use a real BDC setup (either NT->NT or Samba->Samba)?
Authenticaion works fine while the PDC is unreachable, and involves no
link traffic. Only changes go from PDC -> BDC, and you can use a proven
setup like LDAP to do it. Clients 'know' to contact the PDC when they
want to chase somthing. You *really* don't want changes on the
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
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