[Samba] ads + "password server" not set = what behavior?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat May 17 02:08:27 GMT 2008

On Fri, 2008-05-16 at 16:16 -0700, Joshua Swink wrote:
> I have Samba running as a domain member server and security=ads. What
> is Samba's behavior when "password server" is not set? The man page
> describes the behavior when it's set to "*" or to a list of hosts. But
> it is silent on the matter of "password server" not being set.
> From the way the system has been working, I would assume that it's the
> same as "*", that is, it attempts to auto-locate domain controllers.
> But I hate to assume.

Yes, this is what we recommend, and allows us to locate the DCs as best
as your network permits - usually in the same or a similar way to
Windows servers.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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