[Samba] Migration issue

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Jan 22 21:41:32 GMT 2004

On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 03:32, Chris Ditri wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> My samba has been running so flawlessly, I don't think I have posted here in 
> about 2 years!
> But, the time has come to move our windows domain from NT 4 to windows 2000.  
> Currently, we run samba 2.0.7 on an old RH 6.2 box which hands off all 
> authentication to the NT4 pdc (we have no bdc currently).  I would like to 
> keep this same style of authentication -- where the samba box passes it off 
> to a windows2k server.  We will be buying a new box to run our new samba file 
> server on.  I plan to run the most current version of samba there.
> I want to minimize downtime during this migration, so I am looking for the 
> best strategy to do this.
> Can samba 2.0.7 authenticate against a windows 2000 active directory server?  
> If it can, then I can build the new machine, and get it ready while users can 
> still use the old system.  If it can't... then I am a little stuck.

There are a few things to look out for:

If you use 'security=server', there could be issues.  (win2k does weird
connection-reset stuff that can make it miserable on very high-load

As you are not yet running winbind, the native-mode issues that users in
Samba 2.2 based setups have won't bother you.

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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