[Samba] two PDCs

tms3 at tms3.com tms3 at tms3.com
Fri Jul 9 06:58:03 MDT 2010

> On Friday 09/07/2010 at 4:36 am, Tamás Pisch  wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have a PDC with master ldap backend and a BDC with slave ldap 
>> backend
>> (both are SaMBa 3.2 on Debian Lenny). I want to install an additional 
>> SaMBa
>> server on an another site (on Debian Squeeze). The two sites is 
>> connected
>> with VPN (on not so reliable ADSL lines). I read an interesting 
>> network
>> scenario in the Samba Guide chapter 6: theoretically it is possible to
>> install one PDC on both site, with the same domain, server name, and 
>> SID. I
>> like this idea, but: is there anyone who tried that, have experience 
>> with
>> it?
> No, but your best option is to simply use LDAP replication and install 
> an LDAP server on the remote location server.  This way, auth traffic 
> on the remote is always local (saving bandwidth) and is available 
> regardless of the link being up or down.  Do the same with DNS, and 
> you'll be quite happy with the results as will your users.
>> Thank you, in advance.
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