[Samba] DC controller and DNS

ve2cii at ve2cii.com ve2cii at ve2cii.com
Wed Aug 4 14:56:03 UTC 2021

     Ok the Slackware Samba is going to be killed.
    I was able to take the extra drive out of the first controller. It 
is a brand
new drive. So now I can install Debian-10 to it.
     I am not very familiar with Debian. Can you explain to me how to point
Debian to "Louis's repo"  I know how to work/change/add to the repositories
I just need to know the URL.
     The controller is not in a very good state. It is working but I am 
not sure it
will accept doing as you say, as the second controller cannot connect to it.
Probably anything new will be the same.  So connecting a new controller is
not going to work.
     Since I have only one user, I will just start from scratch and kill 
the Slackware
controller when I am ready to startup the Debian one. IE I don't run the 2
controllers at the same time.
     I am installing Debian at the moment.
And yes I know, I can just modify the nameserver. Not an issue.

On 8/4/21 10:33, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> 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.
> Rowland

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