WG: [Samba] Strange!!! Clients only log on to samba bdc

Alex Harrington alex at longhill.org.uk
Wed Sep 24 07:24:51 GMT 2008

> Ist there no one concerning this behaviour?
> I did my setup following the man pages.
> There must be a serious bug in samba 3.031.

As I understand it, clients will prefer logging on to a BDC over a PDC,
and then use whichever responds quickest, so certainly all the clients
should not be logging in to one box or other - and probably least likely
to log on to the PDC of the two options.

I know that we see about a 60/40 split logins to BDC/PDC.

I don't think you should have domain master = yes set on the BDC.

Here's the settings from my BDC

        netbios name = CORE02
        server string = Longhill BDC (%v,%h)
        workgroup = LONGHILL
        interfaces =
        name resolve order = host bcast wins
        os level = 65
        domain master = no
        domain logons = yes
        local master = no
        preferred master = no
        guest ok = yes
        wins server =

Hope that helps


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