[Samba] Samba PDC in many branch offices + one LDAP database - how to change passwords?

rruegner robert at ruegner.org
Thu Oct 28 23:14:26 GMT 2004

Andreas schrieb:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 03:51:07PM +0200, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>>I just configured Samba 3 PDC + LDAP.
>>The aim is to have a Samba 3 PDC + LDAP in each branch office; and there 
>>should be one user/password database.
>>There are about 20 branch offices in different locations and users 
>>travel a lot between them with laptops.
>>Each branch office has a below configuration:
>>- Samba 3 PDC
>>- slave OpenLDAP server
> What about having each branch office with a samba 3 BDC instead of PDC?
> It seems you are already replicating the whole ldap tree to every office.
> Having a PDC there will cause unnecessary delays since it will always try
> to write to the local ldap server and get a referral to the master ldap
> server anyway.
there should be no problem with having smb bdc in the offices
but you have to look about the profiles and homes if you have a lot of 
laptop users.

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