NT Domain Authentication

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at hp.com
Fri Sep 28 15:23:03 GMT 2001

Helo Wes,
You can specify multiple servers in the "password server=";
for instance 
password server = PDC BDC1 BDC2

If PDC is down, it will query BDC1 next, if it's down
it will query BDC2, etc.

You can also use security=domain, and password server = *
but then you will need to follow the instructions (see "Using Samba" online
manual at ( http://www.samba.org/samba/oreilly/using_samba )
to join the domain using smbpasswd -j .....

Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: North, Wesley J [mailto:wesley.north at baesystems.com]
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 18:06
To: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
Subject: NT Domain Authentication

Hello all,

I have the following config variables set:

workgroup = domain name
security = server
password server = primary domain controller
netbios name = samba server

Only problem is what happens if my primary domain controller goes down?
Samba stops authenticating right? So one of my pals told me to try and set
security to DOMAIN and the password server to the domain name. I tried this
and no one was allowed to authenticate. Is there a way for samba to
authenticate against a domain, without having to specify a particular
server? This way if one goes down and another comes up, Samba's only
affected temporarily? 


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