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Re: [SAMBA4][PATCH] server role = pdc/bdc/standalone/member server

Subject: Re: [SAMBA4][PATCH] server role = pdc/bdc/standalone/member server
From: "Gerald (Jerry) Carter"
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 21:50:12 -0500
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tridge@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
| Jerry,
|  > I still think this this is a gratuitous and unnecessary
|  > change and will force more of a learning curve on users.
|  > I never see anyone complaining about the domain {logon,master}
|  > parameters on the general samba mailing list.
| Samba3 is relatively insensitive to these
| parameters for most deployments, whereas they are
| quite critical in Samba4. So if someone
| gets them wrong in Samba3 then they usually end up
| with a working system.
| In Samba4 we use the ADS layout for the SAM, and
| that layout changes quite a lot depending on
| your server role. So if you get it wrong then
| Samba4 fails to work at all. We've had quite a
| few people try Samba4 and fail to get a working server
| because these parameters have been wrong.
| The original point of separating the two parameters
| was that in the early days of Samba we could be a
| domain master because we'd worked out how to do that
| in nmbd, but we could not be a domain logon
| server, as we didn't have the necessary code in smbd.
| So we had two parameters as we had no choice. That
| reason has been dead for a very long time.

Yeah.  I was pretty sure i knew what the reaction to
my comment would be.  Your call.

cheers, jerry
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