Checking if Samba is running as an AD DC

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu May 28 20:17:19 UTC 2020

On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 11:00:33PM +0300, hezekiah maina via samba-technical wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I want to first express my gratitude to the entire Samba community.
> You have been kind and very responsive whenever I ask for help or advice.
> Thank you.
> How else should I check that Samba is running as an AD DC apart from
> looking at the smb.conf file?
> Is there a process that gives me this kind of information?

You can always try to see if anything is listening
on CLDAP port 389 (udp). If there's a cldap server
listening it's a good chance you're running an AD-DC !

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