[Samba] PDC and BDC... what about de shared folders??

Daniel Müller mueller at tropenklinik.de
Sun Mar 13 05:14:23 MDT 2011

On Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:05:59 -0600, Bayardo Rivas - Open Soluciones
with a bdc you will only have a authentication nothing else.
You have to have the same shares  on both pdc and bdc and have them sync
in realtime (drbd master/master or something cluster)
to keep the data for the users up.
My experencies in production PDC/LDAP BDC/LDAP are that if you do not have
a replicating wins on both. It could be when the pdc (or bdc) failes
a couple of users can login the other (who where logged on to the pc) need
to rejoin the machnie to the domain). Samba4wins will do that job.

Good Luck

<bayardo.rivas at opensoluciones.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> i am new in the mailing list. I am trying to figure out my 
> configuration. I have a Samba server authenticating with /etc/passwd. We

> are planing to move to LDAP and install a BDC server. The information I 
> found googleing is always related to BDC as a backup for authentication 
> but, I am not clear about the files stored in shared folders.
> I am reading (everybody recomend it) this book and the number 5 specific

> chapter 
> As said, I am not sure how to give access to the shared folders (stored 
> in PDC) when it fails, because I suppose that users will authenticate 
> with the BDC server, and What about the shared folders?? Do I have to 
> sync this folders and add in the configuration of BDC the shared
> Thanks for your help.
> Bayardo.

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