[Samba] Can samba refres the connection to the PDC?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Jan 11 03:20:01 GMT 2003

On Sat, 2003-01-11 at 12:05, Mikko Rautiainen wrote:
> Hi again =)
> If I have got this right? When a samba is in a domain security mode and 
> loses the connection to the PDC example NT4, it drops from security = 
> domain to security = server mode. Is this information correct?

No, this is incorrect.  Samba's authentication code makes a new
connection to the DC every time a user authenticates.  In Samba 3.0, we
have a connection caching system with winbind, but this also
automatically reconnects if/when we loose connectivity.

> And if this is true is there any way to get it automaticaly get back to 
> domain mode when the PDC get back on line. And if this isn't true why 
> does it disallow to change the permissions on folders after a connection 
> loss?

We will need much more information as to what you are doing here, and
why you think it's failing.  Samba versions, windows versions etc.  Are
you using winbind?

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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