[Samba] Multihomed AC DC Server and subnets

Allen Chen achen at harbourfrontcentre.com
Mon Nov 3 12:33:42 MST 2014

On 11/3/2014 8:18 AM, Federico Alberto Sayd wrote:
> Hello:
> I am currently planning to divide our network in smaller subnets. Our 
> central server is a Samba AD DC File Server also acting as DC.
> My plan is subnet our current network, add a new interface for each 
> subnet in the  Samba File Server and configure it to listen in all new 
> interfaces.
> Questions:
> 1 - Does this multihomed configuration have any drawback, specifically 
> because AD relies so much on DNS to work, and hosts in each subnet 
> need resolve to the right ip of the multihomed server?
To make your life easier, it's better to use a separate router to handle 
your new subnets.
So you don't need to change anything on your AD DC.
BTW, you have to have a router to do the routing.
> 2 - Do I need to configure new sites for each subnet from "Active 
> Directory Sites and Services" and install a new DC in each subnet?
> 3 - Can you suggest a way to avoid that pcs placed in a different 
> subnet other than the File Server can reach the File Server without 
> routing (The File Server will have a interface in each subnet)?. I 
> assume that pcs reach the File Server by name and a name only resolve 
> to a unique ip.
You have to do routing between subnets either via a router or your AD DC.
I don't think it's a good idea using the AD DC as a router.
Does routing affect the file sharing?
> Can you drive me in some direction or point me if this approach is the 
> right choice?
> Thanks
> PD: Sorry for my poor English


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