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Re: [seul-edu] Alternatives to NIS

On Wed, 25 Oct 2000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> Samba can be a PDC can't it? I thought it just couldn't be a BDC.
> I've had samba happily doing authentication and fileserving for the NT
> workstations on my ex-employer's company network.

Not quite. Samba can quite happily be a BDC. The PDC code is very 
experimental at the moment. However (as there always is), SambaNG (Next 
Generation) is reasonably stable as a PDC, but apparently fairly hopeless at 
file sharing. So, the 'compromise' is to run SambaNG (I think that's what 
it's called) as a PDC, and 'normal' Samba as file/print sharing. Remember 
*not* to put Samba as a PDC if there's an NT PDC on the network - I've been 
told it can blue-screen the NT box.

When you say it was doing authentication, do you mean in the capacity of a 
Domain Controller or just 'standard' workgroup/password authentication?

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