It seems I've to use LDAP. This is a bit harder: I never
installed/configured it.
Anyhow, now I have a starting point.

PS. < trivial question >: Is a samba BDC really useful to improve a network
reliability?

As you can image, I'm a newbie.... :-)

Nanni

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Wilson"
To: "Thomas Boutell"
Cc: "Nanni X" ;
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Samba] Little help on PDC and BDC needed


> ah sorry i forgot to mention we use LDAP backend!
>
>
>
> Thomas Boutell wrote:
>> On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Daniel Wilson wrote:
>>
>>> just copy your smb.conf to the BDC but change these lines to be "no"
>>>
>>> preferred master = no
>>> domain master = no
>>> local master = no

>>
>> That's not going to be enough. Samba 3 doesn't support the Windows
>> protocols for synchronization among DCs, so the BDCs won't have
>> any idea what the valid accounts are, etc.
>>
>> See:
>>
>> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/...FastStart.html
>>
>> The PDC needs to use an LDAP back end, and the BDCs can consult that same
>> back end or have their own backup LDAP servers to make it easier to
>> turn one of them into a real PDC.
>>
>> --
>> Thomas Boutell
>> Boutell.Com, Inc. http://www.boutell.com/
>>

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