[Samba] How to Configure Samba to Use Multiple AD Logon Servers for Redundancy

Robinson, Eric eric.robinson at psmnv.com
Wed Nov 2 07:54:16 MDT 2011

> > Our samba boxes are integrated with our Windows 2003 AD 
> domain, with 
> > Windows servers acting as AD domain controllers. Everything 
> is working 
> > fine, but in my krb.conf and krb5.conf files on my Linux boxes, I 
> > currently only have one Windows server specified as the AD 
> logon server.
> > If that server is down, I suspect that Linux users could not login. 
> > How to I specify more than one AD domain controller in my 
> > Kerberos/samba config files?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> You can point to more DC's:
> [realms]
> kdc = pdc.yourdomain.com
> kdc = dc-01.yourdomain.com
> kdc = dc-02.yourdomain.com
> admin_server = pdc.yourdomain.com
> master_kdc = pdc.yourdomain.com
> }
> --
> BR, Marcel de Reuver
> --

That is good information, Marcel! What about my krb.conf file? It
currently looks like this:

	MYDOMAIN.COM     dc01.mydomain.com:88
	MYDOMAIN.COM     dc01.mydomain.com:749 admin server

Should I specify additional AD domain controllers here as well, and if
so, what is the syntax?


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