[Samba] Samba 3.0 config option "domain controller = xxx"

Joseph Phillips jphillips at amphus.com
Mon Aug 18 22:06:57 GMT 2003

On Mon, 2003-08-18 at 15:00, John H Terpstra wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Aug 2003, Joseph Phillips wrote:
> > A new option has appeared in the default smb.conf from samba 3.0.0 beta3.
> >
> > Here it is:
> >
> > # Use only if you have an NT server on your network that has been
> > # configured at install time to be a primary domain controller.
> >    domain controller = xxx
> Where did you get this from? What distribution? What platform? What is
> your source?

Hello.  I am using Red Hat Linux 9, on an Intel PC.

My source is: 

>From that source, I downloaded the following files:


And then, as root, I executed the following command:  rpm -Uvh *.rpm

All 4 of those RPM's installed without any errors being reported.  The
above text that I referenced, is copied directly from the new smb.conf
that was generated after the RPM upgrade.

Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.

> >
> > My question is, what does this do exactly?  The old man pages for samba 2.x
> > obviously don't include any reference to this new feature.  And on samba.org
> > website, there are no new man pages for samba 3.0.
> And it does not exist. There is no such parameter today. As proof do:
> 	testparm -s -v | grep domain
> This will list all the parameters that involve the word "domain".
> > So would anyone please care to discuss what this features does?
> See above.
> - John T.

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