[Samba] AD and Samba BDC

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Jan 31 09:28:57 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-01-24 at 13:57 -0200, Marcelo H. Terres wrote:
> Hi.
> I don't find a way to make a Samba BDC replicate an AD Server. I need to
> authenticate in Samba BDC if my link with AD PDC goes down. I read that it
> is not possible.

This is not possible with Samba3.

> Is this true ? Samba 4 will do this ?

Samba4 has been demonstrated to 'take over' an AD domain, but we don't
currently process continuous operation of a BDC (ie receiving updates as
account change).  I don't know what other consequences of running both
Win2k3 and Samba4 in the same domain, as domain controllers will be.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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