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In my 19 ish yrs of IT, I can say I've brought down zero networks/systems/domains. I think that changed yesterday. Set up Debian linux(not server), installed php,mysql,apache2,and Samba. What happened: ...
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- 05-09-2013 #1
Did I bring our domain down with this?
I think that changed yesterday.
Set up Debian linux(not server), installed php,mysql,apache2,and Samba.
What happened: folks in our single domain lost the ability to log into A/D etc
What fixed it: netdom resetpwd, restart of PDC(linux box shut off)
Dunno if this is enough info to make an armchair judgement or not..
I guess I'm asking , can a Samba config done incorrectly cause debian box to act as the PDC?
- 05-09-2013 #2
Hi and welcome
Theoretically yes, but only if you edited smb.conf before starting samba.
Afaik, if you set domain master = yes and if the OS level is high enough, then the clients will ask the samba server instead of your AD.
By default, a samba server will "loose" the election against an AD.
Gratulations on the (near) zero failure rate.
Cant claim the same for myselfYou must always face the curtain with a bow.
- 05-09-2013 #3
huh, the mystery deepens..
thanks much for the reply via Germania!
- 05-09-2013 #4
I just did a search for smb.conf
found 3 or so
1 on /etc/samba
another in /usr/....
The one in /etc/samba contains a line that says:
domain logons = yes
Did I shoot myself in the foot with that line?
- 05-09-2013 #5
Possible. Because domain logons = yes implies that samba will act as a pdc.
I just checked on a debian VM, by default domain logons is commented out.
Btw, the active config is in /etc/samba/smb.conf.
The one in /usr/share/... is for documentation purposes.
Last edited by Irithori; 05-09-2013 at 03:09 PM.You must always face the curtain with a bow.
- 05-09-2013 #6
well then, it's pretty much confirmed...
thanks for your assistance in my implication good sir.
- 05-09-2013 #7
Yw, and have fun with your debian systemYou must always face the curtain with a bow.