Bug 1588 - net rpc join should talk to ALL dcs.
Summary: net rpc join should talk to ALL dcs.
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: net utility (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.5
Hardware: All Windows 2000
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Jim McDonough
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-08-05 16:03 UTC by Qiao Yang
Modified: 2005-02-08 07:17 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Qiao Yang 2004-08-05 16:03:03 UTC
Samba 3.0's net command internally knows how to lookup a PDC, but will not fall
back to looking up BDCs for certain operations.

For example, user listing, but not changes, will not require a PDC.

More importantly however, a 'net rpc join' may succeed against any Win2k server,
even if it is not a PDC emulator.  We should join an available BDC, rather than
Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-02-08 07:17:24 UTC
'net rpc join' doesn not have the knowledge whether it is talking to a 
AD domain or an NT4 domain.  That is implicit in the 'rpc' command portion.
And it also does not know if all the BDC's in a mixed mode domain are 
WIN2k or later.

If you want to open a bug for user listings being able to talk 
to BDC's that would be fine, but the join procedure will stay as it is for now.