Small things make me happy.
I run a local Active Directory domain on my home network with a Samba back-end.¹ Over the past few weeks I’ve been building out a second domain controller, but I didn’t have 100% replication – it replicated AD and DNS, but not DHCP.²
After a short outage yesterday (due to an update) I decided that this had to change. So I:
- followed the instructions,
- realized that the instructions were out of date,
- figured out the correct procedure,
- completed my setup, and
- submitted a revision to the wiki.
It’s a small step, but I’m such a nerd that I’m riding high – one, because I’ve scratched an itch and have redundancy in my domain; and two, that I’ve visibly contributed something useful to open source (small as it may be).
¹ For along time it was powered by a single Raspberry Pi, but keeping that up to date became a struggle because it’s a little too low-powered. But that’s all another story.
² This isn’t a completely useless situation. It’s much easier to recover from a domain-controller crash if you still have a standing domain controller. (A solo-domain-controller recovery is much more complicated recovery.)