kerberos dynamic DNS and the internal DNS server

Helmut Hullen Hullen at
Wed Dec 28 04:55:00 MST 2011

Hallo, Kai,

Du meintest am 28.12.11:

> I've actually looked at extending dnsmasq to support the Active
> Directory back-end before deciding to implement a DNS server in
> Samba. However, after talking to the dnsmasq maintainer, it was clear
> that upstream was not interested in the feature.

Hmmm - may be a wrong decision ...

>> What about your plans for an internal nameserver?

> There's two features missing from the internal DNS server that stop
> me from being able to ditch BIND completely for my setup at home, and
> both for me are inconveniences rather than real showstoppers. One is
> GSS-TSIG signing for updates. Win7 clients really seem to want that.
> XP clients work just fine for me. The second missing feature is
> support for recursive DNS queries, so we can do name lookups on
> behalf of clients instead of sending them to do their own lookups.
> However, not supporting DNS recursion is allowed in the spec and
> clients deal with it just fine.

Ah - sounds very good!
Thank you!

Viele Gruesse!

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