[Samba] Domain Logins across VPN

rob at desynched.net rob at desynched.net
Thu May 25 02:27:09 GMT 2006

> rob at desynched.net wrote:
>> I've been trying to get this to work for a few days now. I read that
>> domain requests are sent via broadcast, and to use WINS to get around
>> it.
>> Well, I've enabled the WINS server on my Samba PDC, and told the BDC's
>> on
>> each VPN segment that the PDC is a WINS server. WINS resolution works
>> apparently, I can sit on a VPN'd network segment and ping machines
>> across
>> the VPN via their NETBIOS name, but I can't log into the domain. Windows
>> tells me it can't find the domain. Is there something I'm missing?
> sorry rob, i forgot to reply-to-all the first time.
> do you have
> domain master = no
> domain logons = yes
> that set up works for me. and i also use
> local master = yes
> though i don't think the local master is required for bdc functionality.
> --
> Anthony

Yeah, I have that in my conf. Actually, I got it working earlier, but I
had to tell samba to use my master LDAP server to do it - I was hoping I
could make samba read off of the local slave server so if the connection
to the master was severed, domain logins would still be functional. I'll
tool around with it some more tomorrow and see if I can make it work the
way I intend.

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