[Samba] How SMB client recognizes when to use PDC or BDC
marcin.giedz at arise.pl
Fri Jan 8 05:54:28 MST 2010
Maybe this was asked many time (although can't find it on google). Let's
assume 2 scenarios:
1) I've got local network where PDC and BDC are set up. PDC is working
fine so the BDC is. When it's possible for any XP client to use BDC
instead of PDC? I read in samba docs that if PDC is slow client can use
BDC - but what does it mean slow for the client? How the client knows
what "slow" is? Can Windows client measure "some kind of ping response"
2) But if I have 2 offices: first one HQ has PDC installed and branch
has BDC. How branches clients know to use BDC and not PDC?
I tried and read Network Browsing on samba doc web but this issue isn't
still clear to me. Can some please explain me how this works in Samba env?
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