Review request: DNS server implementation

Kai Blin kai at
Tue Oct 12 03:52:32 MDT 2010

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Hi folks,

at the AD interop event, metze and me have started a DNS implementation
for Samba4. The goal of this DNS implementation is to provide both
client and server side support for all the DNS features we need to
provide to make AD work. While I'm not there yet, a basic DNS server
implementation can already be found at;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/dns_review
and git:// branch dns_review

Provided the sam.ldb is somehow filled with DNS records, the server can
provide answers to A, AAAA, CNAME, SOA and SRV requests. I'm currently
working on unauthenticated updates, next on the list would be support
for forwarders and PTR records, to complete the feature set needed for
my internal DNS server at home.

While the implementation is by no means complete, I'd like to push this
basic proof of concept implementation to the main tree. Given that it
can't replace BIND yet, it won't be started by default.

If you would like to try it, just add "dns" to your server services
setting in smb.conf.

Thanks in advance for your feedback,

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Kai Blin
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