[WHATSNEW] Update for Dynamic RPC port range

Andreas Schneider asn at samba.org
Wed Jun 7 14:21:58 UTC 2017


I've implemented a new feature and wanted to have it available in Samba 4.6 
but it did not get the review for the WHATSNEW change (bso #12521). So here is 
it for Samba 4.7.

Please review and push if OK.



Andreas Schneider                   GPG-ID: CC014E3D
Samba Team                             asn at samba.org
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From: Andreas Schneider <asn at samba.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 16:18:11 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] WHATSNEW: Add Dynamic RPC port range

Signed-off-by: Andreas Schneider <asn at samba.org>
 WHATSNEW.txt | 14 ++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/WHATSNEW.txt b/WHATSNEW.txt
index f8c65b23e31..8548e16dea4 100644
--- a/WHATSNEW.txt
+++ b/WHATSNEW.txt
@@ -43,6 +43,20 @@ kdc.conf by default. It is possible to use a different location during
 provision. You should consult the 'samba-tool' help and smb.conf manpage for
+Dynamic RPC port range
+The dynamic port range for RPC services has been changed from the old default
+value 1024-1300 to 49152-65535. This port range is not only used by a
+Samba AD DC but also applies to all other server roles including NT4-style
+domain controllers. The new value has been defined by Microsoft in Windows
+Server 2008 and newer versions. To make it easier for Administrators to control
+those port ranges we use the same default and make it configureable with the
+option: 'rpc server dynamic port range'.
+The 'rpc server port' option sets the first available port from the new
+'rpc server dynamic port range' option. The option 'rpc server port' only
+applies to Samba provisioned as an AD DC.
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