S4 and BIND

titantoppler at gmail.com titantoppler at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 02:04:57 MDT 2012

Hi list,

I've been trying to set up another S4 DC on my network.

My old set up was a single S4 DC (alpha 12) running DNS as well. I
subsequently hived off the DNS service to a dedicated box by copying the
zone files and the dns.keytab file from the original S4 DC to the new box.

It seemed to work fine, though as no DNS updates from the original S4 DC
were needed I am just guessing here.

I successfully installed S4 (alpha 21) last night on another box. I joined
it to the domain using the instructions from here (

On starting S4, however, I get an error message that says:
[2012/06/05 09:39:52,  0]
  /usr/local/samba/sbin/samba_dnsupdate: update failed: NOTAUTH

What is the problem here?

I have exported the new dns.keytab and restarted BIND, but to no avail. My
BIND version is 9.8.1

Your help is much appreciated!

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