Samba4 Internal DNS Forwarding

Kai Blin kai at
Wed Dec 4 15:31:28 MST 2013

On 04/12/13 23:07, Andrew LaPierre wrote:

Hi Andrew,

> I can't seem to figure out what I'm missing, am I expecting the wrong
> behavior?  I'm expecting it to check my dns forwarder for an entry if
> samba's internal dns doesn't know how to resolve something, it's like it's
> taken full ownership of and won't even bother passing it on.

Assuming is your AD domain as well, yes, you're expecting 
the wrong behaviour. The forwarder is checked only for domains the samba 
DNS isn't authoritative for, not on every NXDOMAIN reply. So you need to 
add the A record for to your AD dns records.

Hope this helps,

Kai Blin
Worldforge developer
Wine developer
Samba team member

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