Bug in nmbd_become_dmb.c (CVS 1.7 3.somehting) [patch]

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Tue Jan 28 21:59:15 GMT 2003

On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 10:22:02AM +0100, Damjan Zobo Cvetko wrote:
> Well.. I understand from the docs, that #1b is reserved for PDC (acting as
> browse master.. cannot be split up), but if I say "domain logons".. smbd
> gives me "Server's Role (logon server) conflicts with share-level security".

Not exactly.  A WindowsNT or W2K system cannot separate the PDC
functionality from the DMB functionality.  Samba can.  Samba can be a DMB
without being a PDC *as long as* there are no domain controllers for the
workgroup (nt domain) at all.  If the workgroup is promoted to a domain 
(that is, if there is a DC for the workgroup/domain) then the PDC must 
also be the DMB.

So, the way to look at it is this:

#1B (unique) == Domain Master Browser
#1C (group)  == Domain Controller

Using NetBIOS names, the Primary Domain Controller may be identified by 
the fact that it also offers the Domain Master Browser service.

Chris -)-----

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