[Samba] Taking down domain controller and I don't want to upset winbind

mathias dufresne infractory at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 12:47:34 UTC 2017

You could try to create a new "Active Directory Site" with no network
associated, then move DC1 to that AD site.
If you have some other AD site with networks declared (and in these
networks the one containing your winbind client) winbind should move from
DC1 to another DC at one moment.

Windows client keep DC in cache 24h when this is in same AD site than the
client. And so after 24h they should start a new process to find a new DC
(possibly the same).

I expect winbind should have a relatively similar behaviour than Windows
client, so at one moment your winbind should start a process to find
another DC to connect on.

I'd be pleased to know if that worked :)

2017-08-15 1:22 GMT+02:00 Chris Stankevitz via samba <samba at lists.samba.org>

> Hi,
> I use ads and have a windows domain with several domain controllers
> (dc1, dc2, dc3, etc).  Winbind seems to "be connected" to one of these
> domain controllers:
> wbinfo -P
> checking the NETLOGON for domain[MYDOMAIN] dc connection to
> "dc1.mydomain.local" succeeded
> Presumably winbind learned that "dc1" was a domain controller by
> performing a DNS lookup of type SRV on
> _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.mydomain.local
> I will be permanently turning off dc1.  There are plenty of other
> domains to choose from (all listed at DNS/SRV).  When dc1 is
> unavailable, will winbind continue to attempt connections to dc1 (and
> fail) or will it try "the next domain controller" in the DNS/SRV list
> (and succeed)?
> Thank you,
> Chris
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