[Samba] DC outage

Michael Adam ma at sernet.de
Thu Jul 10 20:05:59 GMT 2008

Hi Urs,

you should not set any specific password server in the smb.conf
if you want DC failover to work. Instead, leave it at the default,
which is *, so that dns lookups of srv records is enabled.

Cheers, Michael

Urs Golla wrote:
> it is the latest stable from sernet for rhel4 32bit
> On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 6:27 PM, Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 05:05:48PM +0200, Urs Golla wrote:
> >> Hello
> >>
> >> We had an outage of one of our domain controllers today and all Linux
> >> servers have lost their connection to the ADS. I always thought
> >> winbind should switch to another DC if one is not reachable anymore.
> >> The windows servers in the same domain switched to a new one. do i
> >> have to specify more than 1 password server in smb.conf?
> >
> > No you shouldn't. What version of Samba is this ?
> >
> > Jeremy.
> >
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