Samba4 internal dns debug level

Kai Blin kai at
Wed Apr 4 07:55:25 MDT 2012

On 2012-04-04 14:47, steve wrote:

> Thanks Kai, that's great. How are we fixed for doing a make install over
> the top of what's already there?
> What I'd like is the d3 as it was without the internal dns, but with the
> option of still having it at a different d level.

Attached patch should fix it, just apply that, recompile and do a new
make install.

> While we're here:
> Afet battling with bind for too long, the forward and reverse zone seem
> to be working with internal.  I created a reverse zone and it injected
> the reverse record without me doing anything.  The xp client took its IP
> from a bog standard adsl router. Does this look correct?

As I said, as soon as there's a reverse zone set up, the windows clients
will register their PTR records as well. So yes, that's expected.

> hh3:/home/steve # samba-tool dns query marina14 ALL
> Password for [Administrator at HH3.SITE]:
>   Name=, Records=1, Children=0
>     A: (flags=f0, serial=110, ttl=1200)
> hh3:/home/steve # samba-tool dns query
> 23 ALL
> Password for [Administrator at HH3.SITE]:
>   Name=, Records=1, Children=0
>     PTR: (flags=f0, serial=110, ttl=1200)

I don't really know what samba-tool dns is displaying on the query.
samba-tool dns doesn't talk to the DNS server anyway, it talks to the
DCERPC dnsserver pipe. I'd suggest using a tool like "host" or "dig" to
figure out how things look on the DNS side of things.

> If so then wonderful! I'm just praying that my Linux clients will do the
> same.

I've always used static DNS for my linux clients. Absolutely no idea.
Not really a Samba-related issue, though. ;)

> Just one last thing. Even though I have a ticket, it asks me for the
> password for every query??

samba command line tools only use your kerberos ticket when you ask them
to (using the -k flag). Assuming samba-tool follows the pattern, you
should be running "samba-tool dns query marina14
ALL -k" or the like.

Kai Blin
Worldforge developer
Wine developer
Samba team member
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