HEAD and 2.0.4b - interworking?

Paul L. Lussier plussier at baynetworks.com
Fri May 28 13:48:19 GMT 1999

In a message dated: Fri, 28 May 1999 19:57:59 +1000
George Cameron said:

>Did I understand from something Jeremy said recently that a recommended
>mode of operation for those wishing to try the full PDC support might
>   1.	all file servers running production version (currently 2.0.4b)
>   2.	single PDC machine running HEAD branch
>in order to get the stability and performance of the production version
>while still being able to use the latest PDC functionality?
>In other words, should I expect that the two different versions should
>inter-work successfully?

I'm not sure I understand the question.  Are you saying you want to run one 
system as a PDC that does nothing but user/password authentication, and run 
other systems that act specifically as file/print servers?

Hmmm, that seems like it might solve my problem of password updating.  Would 
you then set 'security = server' and then 'password server = <hostname>' 
pointing toward the system acting as the PDC on the file/print servers?

If that works, and is stable, it would definitely solve some of my problems :)
I think I could then run the PDC code on my NIS master in order to get the 
unix passwords updated easily, but not overload it with file/print serving 

Does that sound like a reasonable/stable thing to do?  Are others using this 
model? How well does it work?


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