Samba and PDC's
Link: Samba 3.0
Does Windows Even Better
Samba sure is getting a lot of attention, isn't it?
Pet peeve though, which has nothing particularly to do with
Samba: I see far too many networks with domain controllers that
never should have been set up that way. Small offices, with a
handful of cooperating users, and absolutely no need for the
complex security and maintenance of a PDC, and yet they get set up
that way, mostly because incompetent (yes, dammit, incompetent)
Windows techs don't know any other way.
What's really dumb about is that time after time I find that
these things get turned into effective peer to peer networks: yeah,
the people do domain logins, but there's nothing that everybody
doesn't have full access control on. So what was the point? It just
complicates things and makes life more difficult.
See also Do you need a domain controller?
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