[Samba] RPC Server Unavailable Message

Asai asai at globalchange.media
Tue Dec 23 11:20:39 MST 2014

OK, thanks, guys.  Much appreciated.

On 12/23/14 12:53 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 22/12/14 22:42, Asai wrote:
>> 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?
> Quite a lot, AD relies on DNS, it sounds like the DC cannot find its 
> own records, probably because /etc/hosts isn't setup correctly, you 
> need to have the machines ipaddress and fqdn in there, i.e. if your DC 
> is called 'dc1' and its ipaddress is '' you need the line:
>    dc1.avalon.local    dc1
> By the way, I wouldn't use 'local', even microsoft says this is a bad 
> idea, it interferes with avahi.
>> How much chance of messing up things is there if I run the rename 
>> script?
> No idea, never ever heard of it until yesterday, but what have you got 
> to lose ? it isn't working now and you are only testing, but fix your 
> DNS first.
> Rowland
>> 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 
>>>>>> provide
>>>>>> a link to some documentation?
>>>>> I cannot provide a link to any documentation, this is because, I 
>>>>> don't
>>>>> know of any, I don't think it would be very easy to change it in 
>>>>> AD, you
>>>>> would have to change every instance of 'LOCALHOST' to your new 
>>>>> name and
>>>>> 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 
>>>> changing it:
>>>> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Change_IP_address_of_the_DC
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Marc

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