samba4 and

Denis Cardon denis.cardon at
Thu Jul 7 12:10:02 MDT 2011

Hi Kai,

>> However I'm not very sure how to and where to create the dns zone. I'm
>> have the cn=MicrosoftDNS,cn=System,dc=tranquilit,dc=local with the
>> RootDNSServers entries. I've found the corresponding ldif script in the
>> samba source code for provising, but nothing about creating the DNS zone
>> for binddlz.
>> Should I copy it from an existing MS AD? How can I debug the libdlz to
>> be sure that the libdlz module is called (like a slapd -d 320) and to
>> see which ldap call it is making?
> As of yesterday night, my DNS provisioning patches are in the master
> branch of samba.git. New provisions should now create the required DNS
> entries while the AD is being set up.

thanks a lot for your patches Kai. I pulled out the git master branch 
this afternoon, compiled merrily, provisioned eagerly, and there are 
indeed DNS entries which looks quite fine in the 
cn=MicrosoftDNS,cn=System,<base_dn> ldap branch. Great!

However, I still couldn't resolve dns entries. Looking at samba4 debug 
trace, it seems that it is looking at 
dn=CN=MicrosoftDNS,DC=DomainDnsZones,<base_dn> for dnsZone, and not in 
the cn=MicrosoftDNS,cn=System,<base_dn> where the entries have been 

Moreover, looking at an existing MS AD install, the forward dns entries 
where actually in the dn=CN=MicrosoftDNS,DC=DomainDnsZones,<base_dn> and 
it seems to me that it should be in a separate partition.

Thanks a lot for your efforts !


> Cheers,
> Kai
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