[SAMBA4][PATCH] server role = pdc/bdc/standalone/member server

tridge at samba.org tridge at samba.org
Mon Sep 19 01:30:41 GMT 2005


 > I still think this this is a gratuitous and unnecessary
 > change and will force more of a learning curve on users.
 > I never see anyone complaining about the domain {logon,master}
 > parameters on the general samba mailing list.

Samba3 is relatively insensitive to these parameters for most
deployments, whereas they are quite critical in Samba4. So if someone
gets them wrong in Samba3 then they usually end up with a working

In Samba4 we use the ADS layout for the SAM, and that layout changes
quite a lot depending on your server role. So if you get it wrong then
Samba4 fails to work at all. We've had quite a few people try Samba4
and fail to get a working server because these parameters have been

The original point of separating the two parameters was that in the
early days of Samba we could be a domain master because we'd worked
out how to do that in nmbd, but we could not be a domain logon
server, as we didn't have the necessary code in smbd. So we had two
parameters as we had no choice. That reason has been dead for a very
long time.

Cheers, Tridge

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