Samba4 and AD sites.

Pavel Herrmann morpheus.ibis at
Thu May 26 23:34:42 MDT 2011

On Friday 27 of May 2011 04:02:38 brendan powers wrote:
> > as for the nearest DC selection, that is work of the client (based on DNS
> > and its IP address)
> > 
> Does this mean that I do not need to configure sites for the clients
> to pick the nearest domain controller? The links between the sites are
> fast enough that I'm not worried about replication traffic. So, if I
> can get away with not configuring sites, that would be preferred.

no, it does not

AFAIK the client uses its IP address to determine its site (whis needs an AD 
lookup, not sure which server it chooses at this point), and then uses DNS to 
ask which is the ldap/kerberos/etc server for the site (round-robin should 
happen here, for some degree of load balancing)

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