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

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Nov 10 16:10:16 MST 2011

On Thu, 2011-11-10 at 09:49 -0500, simo wrote:
> 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 ?

I was trying to reduce 'domain master' to being just an input into the
server role calculation, and have everything work from there.  After
trying to explain that in documentation, I've changed my mind, and
instead will propose that server role not depend on domain master. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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