[Samba] Failover DC did not work when Main DC failed

Paul Littlefield info at paully.co.uk
Fri Jan 31 12:33:47 UTC 2020

On 29/01/2020 18:03, Kris Lou via samba wrote:
> My understanding is that Windows clients periodically hold elections to
> verify and select their closest DC.  However, I'm not 100% sure how often
> it holds these elections, or what the DC response timeout is before holding
> new elections.
> A nice summary is here:
> https://serverfault.com/questions/486518/how-does-a-client-system-in-an-active-directory-network-find-in-which-site-it-re
> However, I'm not sure about winbind.  In my case, I've observed a member
> server (older QNAP running Debian+Louis) ignore sites and reach across a
> VPN to a remote DC.  It might be purely DNS?
> Kris Lou
> klou at themusiclink.net

Hello Kris,

Thanks for your reply.

I shall read those links you sent and reach out to a certified Windows engineer.



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