[Samba] Suggestions for cross site domain
waynemerricks at thevoiceasia.com
Thu Jan 28 17:53:11 UTC 2016
I have two offices connected via a VPN with approximately 200ms
latency. About 9 months ago I moved our UK office from a Samba 3 domain
to a new Samba 4 domain. At the same time, as a test, I connected up a
DC server in India to the same Samba 4 domain, all was good.
Roll forwards to two weeks ago, I am starting to push out Samba 4 in
India. I hooked up a second server in India (identical hardware/Ubuntu
14.04) and I get an uncaught exception when trying to join the domain:
ERROR(exception): uncaught exception - Failed to find a writeable DC
I have done a fair bit of fiddling with no joy including demoting the
old India server and then attempting to rejoin the domain. This one now
also gets the "Failed to find a writeable DC for domain" error so I'm
even worse off than before.
If I create a DC in the UK office, it joins the domain and functions
without any issues. As far as I can tell the domain is functioning
normally, it is just not accepting new DCs from the India office.
I'm running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the repo Samba version 4.1.6.
Any ideas? All I really need is user authentication across sites for
about 6 Windows machines, their email is delivered to the UK so having
different passwords gets annoying.
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