Samba4 DNS Updates - Linux Clients - Is it possible?

Aaron E. ssureshot at
Wed Jan 18 08:34:14 MST 2012

Does doing it this way essentially have two entries in dns then?
example.. I setup bind and samba4 and include the provisioned bind files 
in my config.. I also have bind recording from DHCP to db.xxxx, for the 
windows pc's does the entry get recoreded in two different places? AD 
DNS and also bind DNS? It seems as though I would have to have two zones 
that are the same in bind.. not sure how that would work..
Or .. Could I not include the provisioned files and configure bind with 
the proper required AD entries

Please excuse my ignorance also !!

On 01/18/2012 10:19 AM, Michael Wood wrote:
> On 18 January 2012 17:16, Mike Howard<mike at>  wrote:
> [...]
>>> 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
> If it was working perfectly for you before deploying Samba4, then I
> don't think there's any downside to doing the same way now.  You might
> need to deny dynamic DNS updates from the clients and just allow them
> from the DHCP server, though.
>> Should read;
>> ...... worrying about samba4, from a DNS updates point of view, .........
> I gathered that from the context :)

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