[Samba] DC controller and DNS

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Aug 4 14:33:48 UTC 2021

On Wed, 2021-08-04 at 08:48 -0400, ve2cii--- via samba wrote:
>     Ok...............
> This is not good news. BUT:
>      I can:
> 1)   convert the packages that you indicated and install them. I have
> no 
> idea if this will work.

It may, or may not, work. Whichever, it will be a very lot of work. As
you already have a Samba AD DC, I would create a new Debian Computer,
using Louis's repo and join it as a DC to the domain. Then transfer the
FSMO roles to the new DC and demote the original DC.

> 2)  deep six the Slackware and setup a Debian machine. I have no
> idea 
> how this will affect
> the user that is connected to the controller at the moment. The
> Debian 
> DC will have a different
> IP than the Slackware.

This shouldn't be a problem, just change the clients nameserver to
point to the new DC.

>      I am not sure if I should spend any time with choice number one
> as 
> I don't know what will
> happen.

Probably a lot of work that will get you nowhere.


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