[clug] Update a Windows dynamic DNS server with linux client?

Brad Hards bhards at bigpond.net.au
Wed Dec 31 03:42:47 GMT 2003

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On Wed, 31 Dec 2003 14:27 pm, Michael Still wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Dec 2003, Brad Hards wrote:
> > There aren't any easy questions in DNS.
> > 1. Is the DHCP coming from the Win2000 boxen or another server?
> Another win2000 box.
You might be able to convince the DHCP server to do the DNS updates for you - 
ISC DHCP claims to be able to this. But I don't know about win2000 servers.

> It's a linux box, on a LAN which is entirely Windows. I just want the box
> to do the DNS thing like a Windows box.
> > 3. Are you configured to only accept GSS-TSIG updates on the Server?
> I don't own the server. I assume it will be doing whatever is the windows
> default.
Not sure what this is, but windows clients will apparently try both unsigned 
and signed versions.

If you don't need to do the signed thing, and can install dhclient, something 
like the following in /etc/dhclient.conf will probably help.
send fqdn.fqdn "mikalsbox";
send fqdn.encoded off;
send fqdn.server-update on;
do-forward-updates on;


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