[Samba] pdbedit handles samba domain name incorrectly

Marcus Blomenkamp Marcus.Blomenkamp at epost.de
Fri Aug 8 12:04:18 GMT 2003

Am Freitag, 8. August 2003 13:25 schrieben Sie:
> So, you have configured a 'strange' setup, specifically overriding how
> the Samba team constructs and tests the system, then wonder why it
> breaks?


I tried to follow the KISS (keep it small and simple) principle to reduce 
side-effects of configuration changes. One tool one job.

> Tools like smbclient need to know if Samba is acting as a PDC - because
> the name of the 'sam' is only the workgroup name for the PDC, otherwise,
> it's the name of the machine.  (individual machines may each have
> accounts in LDAP servers, for their own 'local' accounts, should you
> wish to configure it this way.)

Most probably my understanding of 'SAM' is a bit lacking. I always thought of 
domains as databases containing machine and user accounts. So for single 
machines this concept is extended to local user accounts being members of a 
local domain? Is this right? 

Shouldn't we then somehow distinguish between workgroup names (for browsing 
services) and domain names (for accounts, authentication etc)? New smb.conf 


More information about the samba mailing list