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

Beast indorama at rad.net.id
Sat Mar 13 06:07:25 GMT 2004

* Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> nulis:

> 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.

It will solve login problem only, but not for other service that depends on NT auth. 
Win 9x also can not cache the password, just cancel the login will deny them accessing file/printer sharing.
I still has many 9X clients, so this is a big problems (for our case at least...) 


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