[Samba] samba 3 acting as a samba 4 bdc

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Apr 23 16:56:31 MDT 2013

On Tue, 2013-04-23 at 10:05 -0500, Cristian Saavedra wrote:
> Hello
> I have a fileserver with samba 3.6.9 in a remote location, i have a few users there (4) but the network connectivity is not good, so i'm trying to setup some kind of validation cache, i have samba 4 on my main office, can i setup the fileserver to act as a bdc for the samba 4 or is not possible?
> Thanks in advance

Only if both are 'classic' domain controllers backed by OpenLDAP.  If
you want to have an AD DC, then both must run Samba 4.0. 

You can run a Read Only DC at the remote site if you so desire. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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