[Samba] bdc ?

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Wed Jan 17 13:49:12 GMT 2007

Dmitry Melekhov wrote:
> Hello!
> I configured samba BDC according to howto.
> PDC is in the same subnet.
> But I see that windows ( at least 2003 servers  from the same subnet)
> sometimes connects to BDC to retrieve info about users.
> Now I use smbpasswd and machine accounts are in passwd.
> I'm afraid that will try to change their password too ;-)
> Could somebody explain me why windows behavoir?
What did you expect to happen? BDC's are there to help spread the 
workload. Sometimes a client will authenticate against the PDC and 
sometimes it will go to a BDC - whichever responds first.

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