[Samba] RE: security = domain and NetBIOS aliases

Barry, Christopher cbarry at infiniconsys.com
Mon Apr 7 19:28:14 GMT 2003


Christopher Barry
Manager of Information Systems
InfiniCon Systems

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Schaefer [mailto:tom at umsl.edu]
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 3:23 PM
To: Barry, Christopher
Cc: lists at samba.org
Subject: Re: security = domain and NetBIOS aliases

On Mon, 7 Apr 2003 14:03:00 -0400
"Barry, Christopher" <cbarry at infiniconsys.com> wrote:

> Will the "*" do some type of broadcast each time it looks for a dc? Or does this occur once and is cached? 

Unless its changed in recent versions of samba, yes, every single time.

> I have setup a test machine and it does security = domain, and I set the password server as below:
> password server =
> each ip is for a dc, and this seems to work fine. Is the advantage of "*" that it will auto-detect additional dcs if/as they come on-line?

Yes.  If I where you I wouldn't change a thing.

Tom Schaefer
UNIX Admin. / University of Missouri St. Louis

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