[Samba] Re: school PDC questions

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Feb 10 11:20:58 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-02-10 at 22:15, Collen wrote:
> Ehh.. it does...
> you can setup samba to use (both pdc and bdc) the same mysql server..
> so you have 1 mysql server for both samba servers..
> this is 1 solution..

Then it's not a 'backup' DC :-)

> the second, run on both samba servers mysql as well.
> and let both mysql servers sync eachother..
> (both master & both slave..)

This is my question - where can I find out about the properties of MYSQL
replication?  I will suggest it is unsafe until I know it meets the
particular proprieties we require.

> or even bether..
> let the backup server be the mysql slave, and setup pdc + bdc to use 1
> mysql server..
> if the pdc+mysql goes down, switch to the bdc, en let him use the
> backup mysql..

And will that propagate updates to the PDC on restoration, and what
happens if the PDC is just separated, but still operating?

> you see.. mysql can do the job aswell...
> l8r, Collen

I'm not 'anti' mysql, or silly things like that.  However, there are
very particular requirements in how Samba interacts, that make LDAP a
very good choice.  The availability of mature clients (such as nss_ldap)
and it's non-experimental status in Samba makes it the only choice I can

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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