[Samba] Using LDAP, no PDC/BDC, for multiple samba servers

Adam Williams awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Fri Aug 1 21:18:08 GMT 2008

it communicates with the PDC for the SID string.  it gets the account 
info/password/etc from LDAP.

Soohoon Lee wrote:
> Then does BDC communicate with PDC or LDAP to get user accounts?
> It must be LDAP because I put in LDAP options?
> Or those options are used to store replicated copy and get original 
> from PDC via non-LDAP procotols?
> Hew~, sorry for continuous questions but It really helps.
> On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 3:32 PM, Adam Williams 
> <awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us <mailto:awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us>> wrote:
>     because you can only have one PDC.  BDCs will authenticate
>     connections against LDAP on the PDC, but you can have the BDCs use
>     a replicated copy of LDAP on the BDC to authenticate with if you
>     have slow WAN links, etc.
>     the difference in smb.con is that the BDC's will have domain
>     master = no, and wins server = ip of PDC and wins support = no,
>     and if on a different subnet, local master = yes, if on same
>     subnet, local master = no

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