[Samba] PDC/BDC Problem

Liutauras Adomaitis liutauras.adomaitis at gmail.com
Wed May 27 21:27:44 GMT 2009

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 6:47 PM, Florian Götz <f.goetz at hs-mannheim.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm rather new to samba and trying to deploy a PDC/BDC Setup for our company.
> Got some books and the manpages here to help me :)
> The config-files are attached at the end of this mail. Used Samba is 3.2.7-11.6
> on a SLES11 system.
> The PDC is running as ROLE_DOMAIN_PDC says testparm, the BDC as
> Both DCs use a LDAP (OpenLDAP 2.4.12-7) for user authentication.
> The LDAP system is also setup redundant, both sambas are using the primary
> one. On both samba systems the smb and nmb daemons are running.
> Question One: If I use the "nmblookup" TESTRZ command I get a response from
> the BDC System. Shouldn´t the PDC be the one answering?

Are your both DC wins servers? I guess there should be only one, the
other pointing to the first one with directive "wins server =".
If both servers are on the same subnet, then "master browser "
directives should not conflict between each other.
These were my guesses, I may be wrong.

> Question Two: If I connect the a share with my Ubuntu workstation I get a
> connection without a problem. If I go to a Windows XP machine and open the
> network, I can see the domain with the PDC and BDC inside. But only the BDC
> can be accessed. If I try to open the PDC I get an error message about not
> enough rights to access this resource.

More info from log files is needed in this case.
I saw you have as your ldap servers in both DC, could be
problem with user databases inconsistence. Set BDC to look at ldap
server on PDC temporally to debug.


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