samba4 from BDC to PDC

Daniele Dario d.dario76 at
Fri Dec 23 08:18:21 MST 2011

2011/10/27 Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at>

> On Tue, 2011-10-25 at 09:26 +0200, Michael Wood wrote:
> > On 24 October 2011 19:01, Gémes Géza <geza at> wrote:
> > > 2011-10-24 16:54 keltezéssel, Daniele Dario írta:
> > [...]
> > >> So it seems that the reversed zone is present.
> > >> Doing a nslookup it gives the right but it won't
> > >> work with the direct zone.
> > >>
> > >> What am I doing wrong?
> > >> Daniele.
> > >>
> > > Recently there was a tread about some updates for samba dlz module to
> > > allow dynamic ptr zones:
> > >
> so
> > > maybe you should try a recent git pull?
> >
> > I think he's saying that the reverse DNS is working correctly, but the
> > forward DNS is not working.
> >
> > Anyway, it looks like he has those patches already, since he's running
> > 4.0.0alpha18-GIT-3ae478b.
> >
> > If you're using the DLZ module, are you still supposed to run
> samba_dnsupdate?
> Yes.  This updates whatever DNS server is in use with the name changes
> or additions.
> Andrew Bartlett
> --
> Andrew Bartlett                      
> Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
> Hi all,
my sbs2003 definetly crashed and samba4 has been able to keep the network
up for a few days but yesterday, the fileserver with samba 3.4.7 stopped
allowing users to connect to the network shares.
Then I tried to set up a new VM (ubuntu 11.04 server i386) with samba4
Version 4.0.0alpha18-GIT-32317b0 and named BIND 9.9.0b1 from PPA.
I followed the instructions from samba4 howto on the wiki mixed with the
info related to bind DLZ and provisioned a new domain.

At this time all seems to be OK:
- added organization unit, users and groups
- joined computers to the domain (Win XP)
- joined fileserver with samba 3.4.7 to the domain (with some chown on the
So, what can I say? GREAT !!!

What I'm currently missing is:
- when I join a new computer to the domain, bind says
  update-security: error: client update
'saitelitalia.local/IN' denied
  database: info: samba_dlz: cancelling transaction on zone
  and looking in the AD zone, also adding a new A record it does not work
- it is not possible to add the reversed zone

Just to be sure: I'm going to set up another machine to act as fileserver.
This machine won't be a print server so is it a good choice if I use samba4
as secondary DC and fileserver or is it better to use samba 3xx and join it
to the domain?

Thanks again for the great work and happy Chritmas.

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