[Samba] PDC BDC should I or shouldn't I?
thierry.itty at besancon.org
Fri Jul 19 05:16:02 GMT 2002
I saw a paper a while ago on this list explaining how to simulate a samba
BDC (unfortunately i don't remember a link ref or a title). the main idea
was to have the samba BDC act as a DC, but with regular refreshes of the
user database from the "true" PDC (using rsync or whatever), or using the
"true" PDC as a remote password server, or a combination of both.
you'd try and search this paper, such a solution should put your boss' mind
at ease :-)
A 10:29 18/07/02 -0400, vous avez écrit :
>Thanks for your response, that is the big thing I am worried about is
>having the PDC and the BDC talk to each other we have only needed to go
>to the BDC once in 7 years, but I don't think I can fly it by my boss
>telling them we will no longer have a BDC. Can you also have the
>Windows client add themselves to the domain with out you having to
>change anything on the Samba box? Did you find good documentation when
>you set it up?
>James Bear wrote:
>>I am using Samba 2.2.3a as a PDC. It does everything you ask if it would
>>do. I log in with W98, W2K, and WXP. It all works very well. I do not,
>>though, have a BDC.
>>Montpelier Public School
>>322 Bailey Avenue
>>Montpelier, ND 58472
>>james.s.bear at sendit.nodak.edu
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Quenten Griffith" <qgriffith at edm1.com>
>>To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
>>Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 8:51 AM
>>Subject: [Samba] PDC BDC should I or shouldn't I?
>>>Hello everyone I hope this is the right place to post this question. I
>>>have all but eliminated all Microsoft servers in my current work
>>>environment, expect two boxes, which are our PDC and BDC, they also are
>>>the DNS, Dial in With Rocket Port Card, DHCP, Winslookup servers. I
>>>would like to remove these NT boxes and replace them with a nice shiny
>>>new Linux box running Samba. Reading some of the FAQ's on samba.org
>>>about PDC and BDC has me a bit worried and wondering if I should wait
>>>till version 3.0 of Samba is released. Since I saw in one documentation
>>>that PDC will be fully enabled in that version. I am wondering if any
>>>one has and success or horror stories with setting up a PDC with Samba.
>>> My co workers will need to be able to do the following;
>>>Log in from WIN98, WIN2K, NT 4.0 (and maybe at some point XP) *I am
>>>afraid I will never be able to switch workstations to Linux and I am
>>>stuck with Windows Products*
>>>Change their password when it expires (with out having to log in to a
>>>Map Drives and of course access them.
>>>Have Roaming Profiles
>>>Share Printers that are hooked up to Jet Directs
>>>Add new machines to the network with out me having to do anything on the
>>>Linux box (such as with Win2k when you assign a new machine to the
>>>network you give it the domain controller and your username and password
>>>and it will add to it)
>>>I will take care of adding new users when they come along or write a
>>>script that does everything automaticly. I will also need the box to be
>>>able to talk to a BDC and sync up with it. Which will be another Samba
>>>box. I see this though in one of the FAQ's
>>>"These things are not expected to work in the foreseeable future:
>>> Trust relationships
>>> PDC and BDC integration"
>>>Which worries me a little. If anyone can provide good feedback such as
>>>should I wait till version 3.0 of Samba comes out to try this or is this
>>>not doable yet or good documentation or books on this subject I would
>>>appreciate it. I plan on using 2.2.5 version of Samba to try this.
>>>Thank you for your time, and if this is the wrong place to post this I
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