[Samba] Replacing WinNT 4 PDC with Samba PDC
rcoates at bigpond.net.au
Sat May 10 10:29:39 GMT 2003
My question was simply to make you aware of possible bottle-necks in
your network design. Make sure you read Skippys doc carefully. I'm not
sure his auth "trick" still works with current samba.
On Sat, 2003-05-10 at 19:51, Chris McKeever wrote:
> when you refer to PDC, what global attributes are you referring to and thier
> value ???
> local master ?
> domain master ?
> domain logons ?
> security ?
> lets get on the same page with and go from there...everyone defines PDC
> slightly different with respect to thier overall design.
> from this artice: http://www.skippy.net/linux/smb-howto.html
> it mentions that his scheme falls back to user if the line goes down.
> from my test with security=user domain logons=yes, I had an entire office
> complain that they couldn''t log in one morning .. reason: I hadn't synced
> the databases yet .. there was an NT BDC in that subnet but for those
> machines that found the Linux bdc, it used it for the logon authentication
> .. these are win98 machines .. tests with XP arent till next week
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: richard [mailto:rcoates at bigpond.net.au]
> > Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2003 3:01 AM
> > To: Chris McKeever
> > Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
> > Subject: RE: [Samba] Replacing WinNT 4 PDC with Samba PDC
> > My question relates to your network design. With one only pdc all your
> > logon traffic (profile stuff) will be routed across your frame relay
> > links.( I don't believe samba can be configured as a logon
> > server if it
> > isn't a pdc.) I hope i'm wrong here? Which means the logon traffic for
> > even a small no of users will probably saturate your wan
> > links, leading
> > to slow logon-logoff times.
> > Richard Coates.
> > On Fri, 2003-05-09 at 23:31, Chris McKeever wrote:
> > > I am using ldap for user database replication..
> > > security=user
> > >
> > > so far it seems to be working great
> > >
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: richard [mailto:rcoates at bigpond.net.au]
> > > > Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 5:02 AM
> > > > To: Chris McKeever
> > > > Subject: RE: [Samba] Replacing WinNT 4 PDC with Samba PDC
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > re your proposed network design....1 samba pdc linked to
> > samba bdcs
> > > > across wan links.
> > > > correct me if i'm wrong here, but I didn't think samba could
> > > > be a logon
> > > > server without acting as pdc also? (didn't work in my tests).
> > > > This means all your logon traffic routes across frame relay
> > > > links, which
> > > > is why we used local office pdcs.
> > > > Richard Coates.
> > > >
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