Default DNS server for Samba 4.0

Kai Blin kai at
Thu Sep 6 06:53:06 MDT 2012

On 2012-09-06 13:16, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

Oh, btw,

> We should walk before we run:  Get the feature finished, get the
> automated tests written, make it available and ask that people test it.
> Test it with the various windows combinations that we need.  Get it into
> the SerNet appliance.  

One thing that makes testing really hard at the moment is that we add a
BIND-specific dns user that windows doesn't have, which makes clients
get the wrong kerberos ticket for sigend DNS updates for the internal
server. If this is fixed, I'm pretty convinced the update code should
already be run in the s3member test environment.

Unfortunately, the provision code adding this user never checks for the
DNS backend, and is in fact hidden way below any layer that knows about
the dns backend. I'm open to suggestions on how we can fix this in a way
that makes it easy for people to switch between the implementations. At
the moment, it's rather hard.


Kai Blin
Worldforge developer
Wine developer
Samba team member

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