[Samba] Samba unable to find SRV record during join

William Edwards wedwards at cyberfusion.nl
Wed Sep 7 14:46:43 UTC 2022

Rowland Penny via samba schreef op 2022-09-07 16:42:
> On Wed, 2022-09-07 at 16:30 +0200, William Edwards via samba wrote:
>> I just found out about the --server parameter to `samba-tool domain
>> join`. I set it to the DNS name of one of the existing DCs, and the
>> join
>> succeeded.
> I said it was dns.

That was not disputed.

>> I'd like to make sure that I understand the option description,
>> though,
>> which is:
>>      DC to join
>> Does this mean the DC to join is hardcoded instead of looked up with
>> DNS? That would explain why the join succeeds now, but not why the
>> original issue occurred.
> The join is supposed to find the best DC to use during the join and it
> looks like your new DC couldn't find a DC to join to. Using '--server'
> tells the join to use that DC, so the question has to be, did your
> /etc/resolv.conf look like this:
> search <YOUR_DNS_DOMAIN>
> nameserver <AN_AD_DC_IP>


> Does your new DC have a fixed IP ?


> Is its IP info in /etc/hosts ?


> Have you updated your new DC's /etc/resolv.conf to now use its
> ipaddress as its nameserver ?

No, the resolver of the new DC is still set to one of the original DCs.

> Rowland

With kind regards,

William Edwards

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