[PATCH] make samba-tool aware of all 7 fsmo roles

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at samba.org
Fri May 22 04:45:11 MDT 2015

Hi Rowland,

> I will prepare a patch without the transfer part.


> but I would like to point out that I have now found this:
> http://blogs.msmvps.com/ulfbsimonweidner/2008/07/31/how-many-infrastructure-masters-do-you-have/
> Which seems to say that the two dns zones in question are not critical.

Yes, and Samba ignores most of the roles anyway.

> I have also found this:
> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949257
> The script it provides seems to work in the same way that I proposed.

Yes, it basically does seize_role(..., force=true)

And I guess that would match your patch without having the transfer

But if we implement the transfer command we should try to do better
and avoid having two owners for a short time.


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