Bug 940 - "domain logons" Param. Serious Documentation/Programming Bug
Summary: "domain logons" Param. Serious Documentation/Programming Bug
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Docs (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.1
Hardware: All FreeBSD
: P3 major
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address)
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Reported: 2004-01-04 15:20 UTC by Carsten Menke
Modified: 2005-11-14 09:27 UTC (History)
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Description Carsten Menke 2004-01-04 15:20:36 UTC
By the bugs I found in Samba3 I really wonder if anybody is using Samba3 on
Production Servers, otherwise I could not imagine why this bug slipped thru
until now (3.0.1).

OK, the Documentation states that the Parameter "domain logons = yes" is
**only** needed when you want to support Win 9x style logins. However this is
not true, without this Paramter Samba does not act as PDC at all. This is shown
by testparm as well as when testing things out from WindowsXP/2000 clients.
Without the parameter "domain logons = yes" testparm reports ROLE_STANDALONE.
Beside of that I'm unable to locate and join the Domain with WindowsXP/2000
clients, when this parameter is not set.

So I would suggest:

1. Either change the Documentation to reflect this

2. or program the behavior of the parameter according to the Documentation.

For option 1. I volunteer to update the Documentation for that.
For option 2. Sorry only programming in Perl, so I'm not able to fix that.

#### Config #####
        display charset = UTF-8
        workgroup = TEST.INT
        netbios name = Server
        smb passwd file = /etc/samba/private/passdb.tdb
        passdb backend = tdbsam
        min protocol = NT1
        time server = Yes
        os level = 64
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        wins support = Yes
        ldap ssl = no

        path = /Daten
        read only = No
        guest ok = Yes
Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-01-05 06:47:53 UTC
What documentation are you referring to ?  the smb.conf(5) 
man page?  I've just updated that 'domain logons = yes" entry
in CVS.  
Comment 2 Carsten Menke 2004-01-05 15:27:33 UTC
exactly, in more detail the smb.conf(5) which is shipped with samba 3.0.1 and
you see when invoking from swat for example. Also I wondered because there is
still Samba 2.2 referenced.
Comment 3 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-01-06 06:34:03 UTC
the man page has been updated.
Comment 4 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-08-24 10:23:05 UTC
sorry for the same, cleaning up the database to prevent unecessary reopens of bugs.
Comment 5 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-11-14 09:27:03 UTC
database cleanup