[Samba] samba_upgradedns: No such Base DN

Denis CARDON dcardon at tranquil.it
Fri Nov 4 11:53:42 UTC 2022

Hi Lorenzo,

Le 03/11/2022 à 16:49, Lorenzo Milesi via samba a écrit :
> I'm upgrading a 4.14 DC with a second node running 4.16.6.
> When trying to set up bind, I get the following error:
> # samba_upgradedns --dns-backend=BIND9_DLZ --realm=WDC.DOMAIN.IT
> Reading domain information
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "/usr/sbin/samba_upgradedns", line 292, in <module>
>      names = find_provision_key_parameters(ldbs.sam, ldbs.secrets, ldbs.idmap,
>    File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/samba/provision/__init__.py", line 336, in find_provision_key_parameters
>      dns_admins_sid = get_dnsadmins_sid(samdb, names.domaindn)
>    File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/samba/provision/sambadns.py", line 75, in get_dnsadmins_sid
>      res = samdb.search(base=base_dn, scope=ldb.SCOPE_BASE, attrs=["objectSid"])
> _ldb.LdbError: (32, 'No such Base DN: CN=DnsAdmins,OU=DOMusers,DC=wdc,DC=domain,DC=it')
> I guess this is because I ran "redirusr" to set the default OU? I see no option for samba_upgradedns to set a custom base DN...
> How can I sort this out?

yes, this is a bug. I already had this once. DNSAdmins group is kind of 
problematic because it doesn't have a well-known-sid [1], and it can be 
moved around... So it is a mess.

But since moving around this group is a bad idea, I'd say the scripts 
should hardcode cn=users.

For the time being, you can just redirusr to the default cn=users, do 
the samba_upgradedns command, and then change it back.




> The main purpose of this change is that I don't want to mix system users with domain ones. What's the best practice in this case? Even if I place the OU inside the default one I'd still have the problem with upgradedns.
> thanks

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