[Samba] Re: SMBD and Winbind Errors

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Aug 8 06:11:45 GMT 2003

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On 7 Aug 2003, Chris Douglass wrote:

> I don't know if this is true or not, but my suspicion is that (at least
> for NT4 domains) winbind is relying on the PDC to tell it which machines
> are dc's. On some domains, dead accounts in the server manager seem to
> be screwing this up.

The actual algorithm used in 3.0beta3 is to give preference to any DC's 
listed in the "password server" line.  However, you can't specify DC's of 
trusted domains.  In that case we do a lookup (using DNS if it is a native 
mode AD trusted domain or netbios lookups otherwise) and then try to match
a DC one our subnet.

see libsmb/namequery_dc.c:get_dc_name() for details.

cheers, jerry
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