samba 4 rc1: internal dns

Helmut Hullen Hullen at
Fri Sep 14 11:58:00 MDT 2012

Hallo, Andrew,

Du meintest am 14.09.12:

>>>> /usr/local/samba/sbin/samba_dnsupdate: usage: nsupdate [-d] [-y
>>>> keyname:secret | -k keyfile] [-v] [filename]
>>>> ../source4/dsdb/dns/dns_update.c:294: Failed DNS update -
>>> Your bind9-utils package (providing nsupdate) was not built with
>>> gssapi support (which would then give you a -g flag).
>> This is en error or a warning? I don't understand if samba 4 can be
>> used or not.

> Samba will work, but without this it cannot update it's own DNS
> records.


> The script samba_dnsupdate calls out to the system binary 'nsupdate'
> to do the actual work here.

> This is the fine line between re-using code and the simplicity that
> comes from (re)implementing the functionality internally to Samba.

But "nsupdate" is part of the "bind" package. And a SOHO server doesn't  
need "bind" as nameserver ...

> For this and other reasons it seems clear that we will move to an
> internal implementation of the features nsupdate provides in the
> future.

That's the right way!

Viele Gruesse!

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