[Samba] New sparsely connected replia graph (Improved KCC)

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Sep 10 22:54:41 UTC 2015

On Wed, 2015-09-09 at 13:50 -0400, James wrote:
> Hello,
>     I've enabled this in my smb.conf on all DC's across all sites. 
> I've
> created a user on one DC and verified it replicated to all others 
> after
> making this change. I have previously configured sites and services
> which I assume is a prerequisite to this parameter having any 
> benefit? I
> have Inter-Site Transports configured accordingly to how I want
> replication to happen. Using Active Directory Sites and Services I
> notice I still have the automatically generated KCC connections under 
> my
> NTDS settings. Prior to adding this parameter I attempted to delete 
> the
> automatically generated connections but the KCC would created them. 
> Am I
> safe to assume that if I delete these unwanted connections, the KCC 
> will
> follow the Inter-Site Transports settings now? Thanks.

That is my understanding, but I've CC'ed Douglas who has been
developing this code.

We would appreciate knowing how this works out for you.  We are
continuing development of this, and are creating an automated
environment to test it in.  That and some small fixes we have come
across over the past couple of months will hopefully also make it into
Samba shortly.


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team         https://samba.org
Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT   

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