[PATCH] Only become Domain Master Browser when we are a PDC (nmbd)
idra at samba.org
Fri Nov 11 09:54:28 MST 2011
On Fri, 2011-11-11 at 10:10 +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> 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
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at samba.org>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at redhat.com>
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