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Carlos Jesus camjesus2 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 29 15:44:15 UTC 2023

Forget my last mail. Out of context. Sorry

Carlos Jesus <camjesus2 at gmail.com> escreveu no dia sábado, 29/07/2023 à(s)

> Hi!
> Have you read?
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Joining_a_Samba_DC_to_an_Existing_Active_Directory#Preparing_the_Host_for_Joining_the_Domain
> Mark Foley via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> escreveu no dia domingo,
> 16/07/2023 à(s) 07:23:
>> I am planning up upgrading my AD/DC from Samba version 4.8.2 to the most
>> recent
>> version in my Slackware distro which is currently 4.15.13.
>> In previous threads in this maillist I was advised that the best route to
>> achieve this was to add a 2nd domain controller, then promote that one and
>> demote the original. I'm in the process of setting up a 2nd DC to that
>> end.
>> I thought I ask questions as I encounter issues, and I've got a couple
>> right
>> off.
>> 1) The howto doc
>> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_Samba_as_an_Active_Directory_Domain_Controller#Preparing_the_Installation
>> ,
>> at the very beginning says,
>>   "Verify that the /etc/hosts file on the DC correctly resolves the
>>   fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) and short host name to the LAN IP
>> address of
>>   the DC. For example:
>>     localhost
>>     DC1.samdom.example.com     DC1
>>   The host name and FQDN must not resolve to the IP address or
>> any
>>   other IP address than the one used on the LAN interface of the DC."
>> The current DC (hostname MAIL) has it's /etc/host file set up as
>> described above, but what
>> about a 2nd DC? Right now, the machine I'm working on to be the 2nd DC
>> (hostname
>> DC1) uses dhcp and is statically assigned an IP by dhcpd running on MAIL.
>> Should the new secondary DC1 also have it's IP statically assigned and
>> not use DHCP?
>> 2) The next thing the wiki doc says to do is to provision the DC. Will
>> doing so
>> on this 2nd DC interfer with the current/primary DC?
>> My current DC was provisioned with --dns-backend=BIND9_FLATFILE. The wiki
>> doc
>> says "do NOT use BIND9_FLATFILE, it is not supported and will be removed
>> in a
>> future Samba version." Given that this machine will be the AD/DC for a
>> dozen
>> Windows 10/11 workstations, What would be the recommended alternative
>> dns-backend?
>> That's enough for now!
>> Thanks --Mark
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