samba4 from BDC to PDC

Daniele Dario d.dario76 at
Fri Oct 21 04:02:22 MDT 2011

On Thu, 2011-10-20 at 19:01 +0200, Matthieu Patou wrote:
> On 20/10/2011 16:53, Daniele Dario wrote:
> > Hi Geza,
> > looking in my ubuntu I found that I have a
> > in /usr/local/samba/lib/samba. Are them the same modules (maybe the
> > module has changed location between releases)? If yes should I use the
> > in /usr/local/samba/lib/samba/ instead
> > of /usr/local/samba/modules/bind9/ you told me?
> Yest it's ok, this is a bind9 plugin, we might have changed the location 
> lately.
> >
> > Anyway, just to better understand what I'm doing, what's the difference
> > between provisioning a new domain which does not include the dlz
> > statement in the bind configuration and my case (removing the sbs dc
> > after a domain join)?
> So by default the provision use the file backend for bind, whereas the 
> dlz_bind9  use a custom bind plugin so that bind can read directly DNS 
> records in the AD database, maybe if you provide --dns-backend=BIND9_DLZ 
> (got the information from provision --help) then it will generate other 
> instructions (if not it's a bug feel free to fix it).
> For the domain join I guess we have to add an option to define the 
> backend with the current valid backend as all of them can have their 
> interest depending on the use case.
> In this case the spn for DNS/xxxx should also be generated.
Hi Matthieu,
thanks for the info.

So if I catch it, if I use dlz_bind9 plugin it is used for the zone while the zone and the reversed one
still remain the same or am I completely wrong?

I'm sorry for these stupid questions but I'll learn ...


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