Re: [Samba] SRV records.
- Date: Sat, 18 May 2019 17:03:27 +0100
- From: Rowland penny via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Samba] SRV records.
On 18/05/2019 16:35, A. James Lewis via samba wrote:
I have control only over the Winbind client, not over the AD server...
so I need to ask, is "sites" something set up on the AD side?... and
since you suggest that DNS impacts this, are you saying that the
"sites" parameter is encoded in the DNS values?... Do i need to ensure
that the host is querying an AD DNS directly, or will it still work if
the DNS is relayed via another local DNS server?
If you are going to use 'sites', you are going to need control over the
AD DC to create a new site :-(
Basically a site would contain one DC (at least) and various clients,
these clients would use the DC in the site for authentication etc,
unless the DC goes down, at which point the clients would use any DC in
the domain. Sites are usually used for locations that are in separate
places, this can be different buildings or countries.
Domain clients use dns to locate DC's and will try to use the most
relevant one, but this may not be the one you want it to use. By
default, all domain members & DC's are in the same 'site', so a client
can & will use any DC it finds.
Sounds like you need to talk to your Windows sysadmin, they will know
and understand the above, if they don't, then it is time for a new
Windows sysadmin ;-)
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