Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-12-2003, 10:18 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2003
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
Samba, a tale of two cities

Here's my situation. I have two offices in two cities connected by a T1. Here's what I want to do.

Server configs:
City 1 subnet:
City 1: Samba PDC -> "HLRD" (main file server)
City 1: Samba PDC -> "HBACKUP" (stores nightly backups from 'HLRD' and 'HSA' and acts as a means of failover)

City 2 subnet:
City 2: Samba PDC -> "HSA" (main file server)

Heres the problem: we are converting clients to win2000. If I join HLRD, I can't see HBACKUP or HSA. I would like be able to see the other domains and just authenticate me when I try to access it. The other solution I thought of was FTP HSA in addition to samba for local users and use only FTP for HBACKUP but I'd rather not do that.

Any suggestions would be appreciated,

Old 03-12-2003, 10:39 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: .at
Distribution: SuSE, Knoppix
Posts: 532

Rep: Reputation: 31
>Server configs:
>City 1 subnet:
>City 2 subnet:

your subnets look strange, both machines are on the same subnet (assuming netmask)

are you sure your subnets work correctly ?
Old 03-12-2003, 12:40 PM   #3
Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 92

Rep: Reputation: 15
AltF4 suggests a good place for you to start looking. If your netmask is 24 bits as he is suggesting there are no subnets. You simply have a private network. Your machines will be in the same network and there is really no communications issues tcp/ip wise as long as all machines are addressed correctly. If indeed you have subnetted the network you might have something like this: (or a subnet mask of if you don't like CIDR notation). This would give you 2 usable subnets of (65-126 usable) and (129-190 usable) if you did something like this you would of course need to route between them or there would be no communication between the subnets whatsoever.

Now, having said all that, I suspect that the problem is that multiple Samba PDC's are not going to play nice as far as authentication and share access goes. I am no expert in multiple samba server environments, but that is my gut instinct. Especially since Samba servers configured as PDC's don't have any capacity to serve as BDC's (ala NT 4) or member DC's (ala win2k). I would be interested in hearing how you approach this project as I have something similar in mind for the future!

Old 03-12-2003, 01:21 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2003
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
excuse me, i meant and
sorry for the confusion


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bard's Tale mat_uk111 Linux - Games 0 08-23-2005 05:34 AM
More than 100 cities would install linux the same day el_pajaro! Member Success Stories 1 03-20-2005 10:32 PM
Cities that have embraced the open source solution. bmike1 Linux - General 3 06-19-2004 12:32 AM
Remote printing between 2 cities via telnet on Redhat 7.3 Johan.Fourie Linux - Networking 0 03-19-2004 03:09 AM
Lookup distances between cities in TX? js_530 Programming 7 08-25-2003 09:34 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:30 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration