[Samba] WINT-NT is working as PDC and Redhat Linux Samba BDC and how to use rsync?

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Wed May 28 15:49:28 GMT 2003


The dogma to use rsync to replicate the password database is bad karma.
	"It's a bit like your karma runs over your dogma."

MS Windows NT Domain member machines change their password at certain
intervals. If they do so on a local copy of the database nad it gets
over-written by the rsync'd copy then your local workstation trusts get

A better solution is to use LDAP, and follow the guidelines available from
several sources on how to set up a PDC/BDC using an LDAP backend.

The following reference might help you:


- John T.

On Wed, 28 May 2003, Yeri Swamy wrote:

> Can anybody give me a hint how to set up Samba BDC(RedHat 9.0) with
> rsync-ing WIN-NT PDC so that if WIN-NT PDC is down all the clients can
> still get Authentication service from Samba BDC(RedHat 9.0). i have seen
> in Samba documentation that it can be done using rsync but nowhwere it
> is clearly explained howto do it.. I ran out of gas by looking through
> google also... :-(
> With Best Regards
> YS

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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