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

Daniel Müller mueller at tropenklinik.de
Wed Sep 24 08:33:17 GMT 2008

This is the strange thing I have set on the BDC

Domain logons=yes
Domain master= no <--- not yes!!!
Os level=190
Preferred master=no

And when I do a testparm it results Role Domain PDC???!!

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Alex Harrington [mailto:alex at longhill.org.uk] 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 24. September 2008 09:25
An: mueller at tropenklinik.de; samba at lists.samba.org
Betreff: RE: WG: [Samba] Strange!!! Clients only log on to samba bdc

> 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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