Reporting MORE success this past year - RESOLVED Issues Adding a new Samba 4 DC to existing Samba 4 AD

Aubrey Ekstrom aekstrom at
Tue Dec 13 09:13:24 MST 2011

Hi Andrew and everyone,

Thanks for all the help!

Recompiling Bind 9.8.1.P1 a 3rd time with the --sysconfdir=/etc/bind option
in addition to the --with-gssapi=/usr/include/gssapi option combining the
Samba 4 Bind instructions with the Bind install instructions from this page:

Appears to have fixed the dynamic DNS issue on our PDC and the New DC is
now replicating! YEAH!

Any known issues, or advice about running DDNS on both DCs?

Now to figure out how to delete the 1st New DC from AD that I killed early
on while trying to get this working... a minor and mostly cosmetic issue,
but it does appear to be using some resources, and it is annoying ;)... but
lets hope that is the worst of my problems with Samba 4 going forward!

So we now have 2 Samba 4 DCs with extended schema for Mac OS X support
managing both Windows and Apple computers at the GPO level. Next we will
start adding Linux workstations and servers to the Domain (no GPO level
management though).

Happy Holidays!!!


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On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at> wrote:

> On Fri, 2011-12-09 at 12:20 -0500, Aubrey Ekstrom wrote:
> > Hi Andrew,
> >
> > I find the below error this in both /var/log/daemon.log & var/log/syslog
> > for process named:
> >
> > *invalid command from bad auth*
> >
> > To recap the error bind9 reload displays:
> >
> > $ sudo /etc/init.d/bind9 reload
> > Reloading domain name service...: bind9rndc: connection to remote host
> > closed
> Clearly bind is not running on this host at this time.  What happens if
> you simply start it?
> sudo /etc/init.d/bind9 start
> Andrew Bartlett
> --
> Andrew Bartlett                      
> Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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