[Samba] Continued Group Policy issues

Anantha Raghava raghav at exzatechconsulting.com
Sat Jul 21 03:34:26 UTC 2018

On 20/07/18 3:44 PM, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:22:31 +0530
> Anantha Raghava via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> Just to clarify, nscd or similar daemons are not running in our
>> environment. We use CentOS 7.5 minimal installation.
>> Coming to using only "net cache flush", we will test it in our
>> environment and report back here.
> This is strange, you shouldn't have to run 'net cache flush', you
> didn't have to do this before, so it sounds like this could be what
> Andrew calls a 'regression' and what I call a bug ;-)
>> Find the sample script below. We add other DCs as needed to the same
>> script. To include, "net cache flush", we will have to modify this
>> script that runs on first DC or (DC1 or PDC ;-)
>> #!/bin/sh
>> DIR="/usr/local/samba/var/locks/sysvol/test.com/Policies/"
>> inotifywait -m -r -e moved_to -e modify -e delete -e create "$DIR" |
>> while read f
>> do
>>       echo $f
>>       if [[ $f = *.* ]]; then
>> {
>> export PATH=/usr/local/samba/bin:/usr/local/samba/sbin:$PATH
>> samba-tool ntacl sysvolreset &> /dev/null
>> sleep 5
>> rsync -XAavz --delete-after /usr/local/samba/var/locks/sysvol/
>> dc1:/usr/local/samba/var/locks/sysvol
>>    }
>>    fi
>> done
> Mine is a bit longer than that, it is over 100 lines of code and it
> still isn't finished, but it is using the same basic format.
Can we participate in putting this script together? We have a small 
development team who can be used for this.
>> I understand, there is no such thing as PDC. Server is just named
>> that way as it handles PDC Emulator role. :-)
> I sort of thought that was the reason, but it can cause confusion. Some
> person posts 'I am having problems with my PDC' without specifying what
> it is, an actual PDC or a DC called 'PDC', for this reason, we suggest
> not using 'PDC' as a DC name.
> Rowland
Thanks & Regards,
Anantha Raghava

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