[Samba] Upgrading from Samba 4.0.1 to 4.1.6

Jason Waters jwaters at h2os.com
Mon Mar 17 06:12:23 MDT 2014

I seem to be having a DNS issue.  The DNS server is really really slow when
I use samba.  Any ideas?


root at fspa:~# ping google.com
PING google.com ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_req=1 ttl=61 time=13.7 ms
64 bytes from icmp_req=2 ttl=61 time=11.1 ms
64 bytes from icmp_req=3 ttl=61 time=10.9 ms
64 bytes from icmp_req=4 ttl=61 time=13.8 ms
^C64 bytes from icmp_req=5 ttl=61 time=13.1 ms

--- google.com ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 20179ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 10.907/12.562/13.896/1.284 ms

See the 20179ms???

On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM, Jason Waters <jwaters at h2os.com> wrote:

> Marc,
>   Sorry about just grepping the error.  Didn't know if that would flag
> anything that you "knew" already.  Like the .pem issue before.  I figured
> out the problem.  In smb.conf I had [print$] defined with a directory that
> didn't exist.  As soon as I created it samba would start and stay running!
>  Thank you for the help.  Also sorry about my calling it PDC/BDC.  I will
> refer to them as domain controllers from now on! :)
> Jason
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 9:44 PM, Marc Muehlfeld <samba at marc-muehlfeld.de>wrote:
>> Am 16.03.2014 02:32, schrieb Jason Waters:
>>  Got a little further.  I removed the pem files and then the one(PDC)
>>> started and stayed working.  The BDC did not.  I got this when I grep the
>>> log file.
>>> root at fsZZ:/usr/local/samba-4.1.6/var# grep error log.samba
>> Please empty your logs, start samba and then have a look at _all_ the
>> messages are shown. Only with the lines containing the word "error" in
>> lower cases it would be very hard to help.
>> What do you mean with "one(PDC) started and stayed working. The BDC did
>> not." What is not working? Are all processes running? If not, which is
>> missing? It Samba listening on all ports it should? If not, which ports are
>> not listening? ....
>> Btw: You said you have a Samba AD, then you don't have PDC/BDCs. You have
>> Domain Controllers. Please use this term, as PDC/BDC indicate that you're
>> running a NT4-style domain. This confuses, as for a Samba4 NT4-style domain
>> you have to do different steps than for an AD DC.
>> Regards,
>> Marc

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