Samba4 RC1: bind DNS failure

Kai Blin kai at
Thu Sep 13 17:18:35 MDT 2012

On 2012-09-13 20:46, steve wrote:

Hi Steve,

> What we were expecting with RC1 was 'as you were' as of the last beta9.
> RC's are normally as bulletproof as you can get them. But in this case
> we decided to introduce new features. Great for first adopters.
> Disastrous for those of us who have struggled through the years. .  How
> wrong could we have been.

I'm sorry the switch caused trouble. But I would still like to point out
that we're talking about pre-release software here, and the changes are
clearly mentioned in the release notes and WHATSNEW.txt. I think it's
unfair to claim (as you did in another mail in this thread) that this
isn't documented.

We mainly switched the default because we believe that the internal
server is way easier to get started with. If you have a BIND_DLZ setup
that works, great, just put a "server services = -dns" into your
smb.conf [global] section and keep using bind.


Kai Blin
Worldforge developer
Wine developer
Samba team member

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