Samba4 DNS Updates - Linux Clients - Is it possible?

Mike Howard mike at
Wed Jan 18 08:16:43 MST 2012

On 18/01/2012 15:10, Mike Howard wrote:
>> This could be a red herring, though.  i.e. this pre-requisite might
>> not apply if something else is done differently.  It might be worth
>> trying to delete the DNS entry before joining, though, to see if it
>> makes a difference.
> A red herring me thinks. No entry for wheezy has ever existed, at 
> least to my knowledge (using nslookup etc).
> In fact, I've just had a frightening thought. I'm showing my ignorance 
> here but, do I actually need Samba DNS updates at all? With a DHCP 
> server setup, Bind9 server setup and dynamic updates working 
> flawlessly (they were before I deployed Samba4), why am I worrying 
> about samba4 at all. Appologies for my public ramblings but I seem to

Should read;

...... worrying about samba4, from a DNS updates point of view, .........

Any question is easy if you know the answer!

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