[Samba] Little help on PDC and BDC needed

Thomas Boutell boutell at boutell.com
Tue Mar 28 14:26:25 GMT 2006

On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Daniel Wilson wrote:

> just copy your smb.conf to the BDC but change these lines to be "no"
> preferred master = no
> domain master = no
> local master = no

That's not going to be enough. Samba 3 doesn't support the Windows
protocols for synchronization among DCs, so the BDCs won't have
any idea what the valid accounts are, etc.



The PDC needs to use an LDAP back end, and the BDCs can consult that same
back end or have their own backup LDAP servers to make it easier to
turn one of them into a real PDC.

Thomas Boutell
Boutell.Com, Inc. 

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