[Samba] Re: problem when PDC machine name equals domain name

John H Terpstra - Samba Team jht at samba.org
Wed Mar 4 15:10:54 GMT 2009

jamrock wrote:
> "robert rottermann" <robert at redcor.ch> wrote in message
> news:49AE7FDE.4040302 at redcor.ch...
>> is it not possible, that a machine name and a the domain name are the
> same?
>> thanks for your help
>> robert
>> -- 
> I would not recommend using the same name for the PDC and the domain on a
> Windows or Samba network.

Not only is this not 'recommended' - the practice of doing this is
broken.  Domain names and machine names must not be the same, doing so
causes serious name-space problems when using NetBIOS protocols (NetBT).

- John T.

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