Winbind using sites-and-services to look up DCs that are nearby ...

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Thu Sep 21 23:27:55 UTC 2017

On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 4:15 PM, Jeremy Allison <jra at> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 02:46:59PM -0700, Richard Sharpe via samba-technical wrote:
>> Does winbindd currently (perhaps with some configuration) know how to
>> be site-aware when looking up DC for translating names, SIDs, etc.
>> We have seen one instance where a Samba member server in Western
>> Europe was looking up a DC in Sakhalin which was a bit surprising.
> winbindd is site-aware. If you're seeing this it's time to
> get the debuging shovel out :-).

Yeah, I thought it was ... there is something weird there because the
Samba server was looking up something in which seemed
weird given that the parent org was in .com ...

Maybe they had been hacked by Putin!

Richard Sharpe

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