Help with Samba4 as a DC

Marco Rojas mrojas73 at
Sun Aug 21 12:13:52 MDT 2011

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I have struggled with Ubuntu 10.04 so I would advice to use Debian or Ubuntu

On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 1:02 PM, Scott Jordahl <scott at> wrote:

> Really??  No one can help me out here? Please at least answer the question
> regarding DNS being  required on the secondary DC (Samba4). I'll go from
> there and will provide the additional documentation for the "Samba4 as a
> DC". Now, if DNS is NOT mandatory, then I have some bug reporting to do.
> Actually, I'll need to submit a bug regardless. The samba process should not
> PANIC but exit gracefully or generate a reasonable error message if DNS is
> missing.
> -- Scott
>  I'm confused on how the "Samba4 as a DC" setup is suppose to be
>> configured. I have an existing Win2k3 server acting as the main AD
>> (along with DHCP+DNS), I have installed samba4 alpha16 on a Ubuntu
>> 10.04LTS x64 based system. Since the Win2k3 system is providing DNS, I
>> figured I didn't need to worry about DNS on the Ubuntu system. This,
>> apparently, is not the case as I get PANICS in talloc any time I try to
>> do a wbinfo and samba's RPC dies. Actually, samba's RPC dies randomly
>> without notice and things "kind-of" work (eg - file share are still
>> accessible, but you cannot modify file/folder security settings).
>> Following the instructions on "Samba4/HOWTO/Join a domain as a DC", none
>> of the needed bind9 component are generated (eg -  dns.keytab,
>> named.conf, etc). I'm not clear on how to generate these from scratch
>> and what the named.conf file should look like on the Ubuntu server. Any
>> help would be appreciated. Of course, I'm hoping that this is what the
>> issue is and that I don't have some other problem going on.
>> Thanks,
>> -- Scott

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