[Samba] logon requests on the BDC

Thierry Lacoste lacoste at miage.univ-paris12.fr
Sat Sep 8 16:20:35 GMT 2007

On Monday 06 August 2007 05:38, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 06, 2007 at 10:39:14AM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > > Are there special things to do to make the BDC bias work?
> > > How can I troubleshoot the reason why it does not work?
> >
> > It has more to do with the order that the WINS server returns the
> > addresses.  There were some plans to have this randomised at one point.
> That's false as well. Metze knows more, but iirc it's the
> one who answers the getdc port 138 request first.
So I guess the first address returned by the WINS server has an advantage.
If the WINS server stores DCs addresses in increasing order (as I always
observed) I suspect that there is a bias for the DC with the smallest IP.


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