[K12OSN] What's the differences when you run smbldap pdc and smbldap bdc

Brian Chivers brian at portsmouth-college.ac.uk
Wed Apr 25 13:56:35 UTC 2007

As you will have seen from my previous post I'm doing some planning for some server swaps. One of 
the major ones is replacing our main Samba / Ldap PDC and splitting off the ldap server to a 
separate box.

Currently the PDC acts as the master ldap server and replicates this to the other servers & the 
samba servers on these boxs authenticate against themselves in effect acting as standalone servers 
and when you run testparm on these box's they report back as "Standalone"

When we swap things around I'd like to implement BDC's and looking at the doc's for Matt's brilliant 
installer you just have to run ./smbldap pdc on the pdc to set this up but here's the problem, I 
need to implement the bdc's before I rebuild the PDC as the box's involved can be swapped out a lot 
easier then the pdc.

I can setup the replication from the master to slave LDAP's ok but wondered what else needs to be 
done on the to setup the BDC's by hand. I did think about simply running ./smbldap bdc on the bdc's 
but I'm not sure if this would work as it would know about the relevent values or will the brilliant 
script ask this :-)

Brian Chivers
Portsmouth College

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