[Samba] PDC/BDC Domain Logins Samba 2.2.7

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Mon May 5 19:26:41 GMT 2003

On Mon, 5 May 2003, Collins, Kevin wrote:

> We're about to start migrating from Windows NT 4.0 to a Samba controlled
> setup.  I've got a question about the functionality of the Samba PDCs and
> BDCs.
> In my Windows setup I have three domains that are defined by geographic
> locations.  Each of these domains "trusts" the other.  In Samba 2.2.7, I
> can't have the trusts, so I'm looking at creating one giant domain that will
> be comprised of one Samba PDC and two Samba BDCs.  These domains are/will be
> separated with IP subnets, WAN lines and routers.
> My question is, in one of the remote locations (which will house a BDC) will
> the local BDC be the main authentication source?  Or will the request get
> forwarded to the PDC?

That depends on how you configure the BDC setup. You can keep all
authentication local. You can use LDAP and let LDAP do the replication of
the user accounts database.

> I know in Windows the request would be kept local, but I want to make sure
> that they will remain so in the Samba world too.  These offices are
> connected only by 128k Frame Relay lines and I'd hate for every
> authentication request to be sent down those slow lines.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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