Starting to look like Active Directory...

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Wed May 21 13:59:47 GMT 2003

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For tracking purposes, this bug is filed as

I've added a link to Andrew's original mail in the comments.

On 4 May 2003, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> Over the past few months, Samba 3.0 has started to look very much like
> Active Directory to Win2k clients.
> This has occurred so much so, that clients actively look our netbios
> name up in DNS, for example. (resulting in even more addition silly load
> on global root servers)
> However, the problem I've noticed particularly is in getting a Win2k
> domain to 'trust' us - as in the 'trusted domains' sense of the word. 
> To do this, Win2k needs to join our domain, with a machine trust
> account.  This is something that I've had in production with NT4 for
> quite a while now, and it is something that we need to have working for
> Samba 3.0 w/ Win2k.
> Where should we go from here?  Start disabling things, until it breaks
> back into NT4 - but what do we loose by doing that?   Start providing an
> example DNS zone file?

I don't really want to back off anything, but perhaps there are some 
workarounds like the spoolss hack we did in Samba 2.0?  I'll try to work 
on this some in the next week.

cheers, jerry
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