[Samba] two subnets, one domain, several DCs?

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sat Mar 13 05:56:55 GMT 2004

On Fri, 2004-03-12 at 21:24, Beast wrote:
> * Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> nulis:
> > One of the curious things that I didn't realize right away when I set up
> > Samba and LDAP...I had wanted a BDC to provide a backup of the SAM
> > database just in case. But if you slapcat the LDAP database regularly,
> > all of the users/groups are thoroughly backed up and even if the system
> > were to die a bad death, you could still set up a new machine and
> > achieve backup portability quite simply.
> But still you need BDC in case of PDC is down, so there should be no down time.
Win2K and WinXP Professional will at least by default cache the profiles
& passwords so you can still log in and function without a DC. I haven't
found this in and of itself to be the biggest problem.


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