[Samba] Changing IP Scope on a Samba DC

Peter Pollock peter.pollock at kingschristian.org
Sat Aug 29 21:33:10 UTC 2020

Thank you for your help Rowland.

I have done as Andrew suggested with mixed success. The biggest problem
I've found is that the internal DNS is seriously screwy. There are no zone
files for the domain that I can find and no server suggests it's the master
- yet when dc1 falls over they all fall down. I'm going to find somewhere
else to seek assistance with that because it's a bind issue not a Samba
issue, but the idea has worked to some degree, so thank you
both for that!

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 12:50 AM Rowland penny via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> On 29/08/2020 07:54, Peter Pollock via samba wrote:
> > Andrew, I very much appreciate your swift reply and your expertise. I
> > readily admit I'm a little out of my depth here. I'm sitting here in
> > California at almost midnight with just the weekend to get done all I
> need
> > to do on the network and I fear this may be derailing my plans.
> >
> > This article on the Samba Wiki
> >
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Changing_the_IP_Address_of_a_Samba_AD_DC
> seems
> > to suggest I need to demote and repromote if I change the address, is
> that
> > also the same if I change the subnet?
> No, the DC's ipaddress points to the DC, so if you change either, it is
> easier to demote and re-join rather than trying to change every instance
> of the IP or name. You probably could change either, but, because they
> are in numerous places, it is fraught with danger, you might miss some.
> >
> > I'm sorry if that's a dumb question, but I'm having severe problems with
> > these servers and I really don't want to screw anything up because I try
> > something stupid.
> You probably have a reverse zone called '2.168.192.in-addr.arpa' (If
> unsure 'samba-tool dns zonelist <dc_name> -P' will confirm this). If you
> follow Andrew's suggestion (and I urge you to do so), you will need to
> replace it with '168.192.in-addr.arpa'
> Once this is done and you have recreated any fixed IP machines records,
> dhcp should then recreate the other records for you.
> Rowland
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