[Samba] RPC Server Unavailable Message

Tim rintimtim at gmx.net
Tue Dec 23 02:17:12 MST 2014

Imagine multiple DCs: When every DC is called localhost it is not a unique name. But every DC needs a unique name like every workstation in your network.

Am 22. Dezember 2014 23:42:13 MEZ, schrieb Asai <asai at globalchange.media>:
> From what I thought I did, I named the domain avalon.local.  That's 
>what the computers will join to.  What does the netbios name have to do
>with the DC?
>With folder redirection I end up getting a name like 
>How much chance of messing up things is there if I run the rename
>On 12/22/14 12:22 PM, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> On 22/12/14 19:05, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
>>> Hello Asai,
>>> Am 22.12.2014 um 19:55 schrieb Rowland Penny:
>>>>> localhost isn't the name of the ad dc, at least that's not what I
>>>>> intended.  How do I change it without reprovisioning?  Can you
>>>>> a link to some documentation?
>>>> I cannot provide a link to any documentation, this is because, I
>>>> know of any, I don't think it would be very easy to change it in
>>>> you
>>>> would have to change every instance of 'LOCALHOST' to your new name
>>>> probably a lot of other links. It will probably be easier to start 
>>>> again.
>>> To rename the DC, you can try
>>>     source4/scripting/bin/renamedc
>>> It's part of the source package. But I never tried it.
>> Never mind tried it, I had never heard of it :-D
>> It also doesn't seem to come with the Debian packages.
>> Rowland
>>> If you also have for the DC in your directory, try
>>> it:
>>> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Change_IP_address_of_the_DC
>>> Regards,
>>> Marc
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