[Samba] Re: Samba PDCs/BDCs and Trusts WAS: auth to two diff PDCs? (succe ss, sort of)

Steve Langasek vorlon at netexpress.net
Tue Oct 29 15:43:23 GMT 2002

On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 09:45:26AM -0500, Collins, Kevin wrote:

> But, I can also see that I may not *need* the independent PDCs that
> trust each other, but maybe a PDC and 2 BDCs.  I'm looking hard at the
> latter just so I do not hit any major hurdles when moving to SAMBA.
> Thinking along those lines I must pose the question:  Will a SAMBA BDC
> function as an NT BDC in that an NT BDC will cache (i.e. store locally)
> user/group/SID information and only update/sync with the PDC at a
> specified intervals?

Having one PDC and two BDCs also gives you greater fault-tolerance than
having three domains with a single PDC each.

Samba+LDAP can give you this fault tolerance; it can't give you trust
relationships today, without a lot of finagling.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer
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