[PATCH] Only become Domain Master Browser when we are a PDC (nmbd)

simo idra at samba.org
Thu Nov 10 07:49:45 MST 2011

On Thu, 2011-11-10 at 20:28 +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote: 
> While looking over the combinations of domain master=, domain logons=
> and security=, in preparing to unify our server role logic, I came
> across the historic ability to be a Domain Master Browser but not a PDC.
> This conflicts with any DC on the same Workgroup name, and as I
> understand it has not been available from Microsoft servers since they
> introduced NT domains.  However, Samba has supported this mode. 
> Does anybody see any reason why we need to continue to support this
> particular mode of operation?  
> As far as I can tell, any user wanting this functionality could simply
> operate Samba as a DC, but without any member servers or accounts.  

Why do you need to change that ?


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at samba.org>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at redhat.com>

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