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

Rowland Penny repenny241155 at gmail.com
Fri May 22 04:50:35 MDT 2015

On 22/05/15 11:45, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> Hi Rowland,
>> I will prepare a patch without the transfer part.
> Thanks!
>> 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
> implemented.
> But if we implement the transfer command we should try to do better
> and avoid having two owners for a short time.
> metze

OK, here is the patch without the transfer part, I will now go and see 
if I can get my head around what Stefan is suggesting for the transfer :-D

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