[Samba] using samba to replace bdc with nt4 pdc

Ariel Mella samba at nebula-sa.com.ar
Fri May 24 10:02:04 GMT 2002

for the moment samba cannot act as a real BDC....
but if you are talking of migrating the actual PDC to a samba then you can
"emulate" the functions of a real BDC .
i think that there is a HowTo in the samba Docs..

----- Original Message -----
From: "Harondel J. Sibble" <help at pdscc.com>
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Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 1:40 PM
Subject: [Samba] using samba to replace bdc with nt4 pdc

> Anyone here used samba to carte blanche replace an NT4 BDC? I have a
> that I am putting in a new server to replace the current PDC. As they have
> BDC, it would be nice to use linux on the old server and avoid having to
> buy more MS licenses.  I do remember there being problems with this
> back in the pre Samba 2.2.x days. Can anyone enlighten me from your recent
> experience(s)?
> Having a read of some of the docs, I come across this:
> Can Samba be a Backup Domain Controller?
> With version 2.2, no. The native NT SAM replication protocols have not yet
> been fully implemented. The Samba Team is working on understanding and
> implementing the protocols, but this work has not been finished for
> 2.2.
> Does anyone know, how much futher along this process is, or should I just
> shelve the whole idea for now?
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