[Samba] PDC/BDC without WINS

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Jul 8 00:11:45 GMT 2005

On Thu, 2005-07-07 at 16:56 -0600, Pablo Gainza Cirauqui wrote:
> Hello,
> Our company is trying to implement central Windows Domain at HQ and
> replicated across all its regional offices.  The implementation will
> have a PDC/LDAP-master on HQ and BDC/LDAP-slave on each regional
> office.
> In the hopes of saving bandwidth we are trying to avoid the use of
> WINS between WAN links.
> Is there any way of not using WINS and still have the clients find the
> PDC (for updating purposes as well as for redundancy)?

For updating purposes, you can declare each site to have it's own PDC,
and let the LDAP layer handle the replication/data update issues.
Provided the different 'PDC's can't see each other, they should not be
bothered by this.

This doesn't help with redundancy, but doing that over a WAN is pretty
bad anyway.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc.        http://suse.de
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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