[Samba] What happens if I turn the DC off?

Stefan G. Weichinger lists at xunil.at
Wed Jul 18 08:56:22 UTC 2018

Am 2018-07-18 um 10:45 schrieb Rowland Penny via samba:

> Have you ever heard of laptops ? you know those things that wander away
> from the domain ;-)

laptops? hm
I'm gonna look that up on altavista asap.

>> I understand that logins might fail, sure, but maybe the
>> authenticated connections to the DM could be maintained by the DM
>> itself for a short period of time?
> No, Windows clients should be okay, provided they have logged in at
> least once recently, Unix domain members will require 'winbind offline
> logon = yes' in smb.conf

So I should/could add that setting on the file server before doing 
anything ... right now it is set to "no".

>> Sorry if I ask obvious things here or show my misunderstanding ...
>> but I never tried that and wonder what happens.
>> Sure, a 2nd DC would be much better, I know.
> Oh definitely, but you can only work with the resources you have and
> before anybody mentions VM's, these are only any good if they are on
> different machines. If they are on the same machine and the machine
> falls over, then you lose both of them.

I know, yes, definitely.

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