Findings for installing Samba4 (alpha 18on Debian Squeeze

Amitay Isaacs amitay at
Wed Dec 28 03:02:21 MST 2011

Hi Kai,

On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 10:31 AM, Kai Blin <kai at> wrote:
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> On 2011-12-23 02:02, Amitay Isaacs wrote:
> Hi Amitay,
>> Internal DNS server does not yet support dynamic dns updates. So
>> DNS updates for names (run from samba_dnsupdate script) will not
>> work. For time being you will have to used BIND with dlz_bind9.
> That's not true anymore. The reason for the failing updates is that
> we're not starting the internal dns server per default. So far you
> need to also add "server services = +dns" to your smb.conf.
> I'll look into submitting a patch to provision that automatically adds
> this line if you provision with the internal backend.

To test internal DNS server, I tried to use nsupdate and add a new record
to the domain. nsupdate command just hangs. packet dump shows dynamic
update query sent to the server, but no reply.

Is there something I am missing?


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