[Samba] PDC/BDC Domain Logins Samba 2.2.7

Chris McKeever cgmckeever at prupref.com
Tue May 6 03:37:27 GMT 2003

it depends on how you define your smb.conf

there are seeral parameters that define how it will happen

security = server/domain/user
local master = yes/no
domain master = yes/no
domain logins = yes/no

check this howto out: http://www.skippy.net/linux/smb-howto.html

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Collins, Kevin [mailto:KCollins at nesbittengineering.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 2:10 PM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] PDC/BDC Domain Logins Samba 2.2.7
> 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?
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Kevin L. Collins, MCSE
> Systems Manager
> Nesbitt Engineering, Inc.
> (859) 233-3111 x24 
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