Security=domain and pdc probs

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at
Wed Feb 21 12:38:46 GMT 2001

Hello Martin,

On Wed, Feb 21, 2001 at 08:23:21AM +0100, martin.ejdestig at wrote:
> First of all, heres the config file I use:
> [global]
> [...]
>         domain logons = yes
>         encrypt passwords = yes
> [...]
>         password server = <pwd server>
>         security = domain

> The pdc in the network is a nt machine. If one boots the nt machine when
> samba is running on the tru64 unix machine, it seems like the the tru64 unix
> machine becomes the pdc.

In my understanding "domain logon = yes" tells Samba to become a domain
controller. As the workgroup setting will be the same as the domain name of
your NT PDC they will be rivaling. Just set it to no, if you want the NT to be
your PDC in this domain.

OTOH it is interesting to understand what happens, when a PDC tries to
delegate authentication with security=server/domain. I tried once
security=server in order to see whether I could have two domains using the
same password server (something like a trust).

Regards, Axel.
Axel.Thimm at

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