Samba 4 Internal DNS

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Feb 8 03:48:51 MST 2013

On Thu, 2013-02-07 at 13:10 -0600, matthew.phillips at wrote:
> I have recently set up a Samba 4 AD installation for testing.
> I am loving it so far, but I did come across one problem.
> Once I join the domain using a Windows 7 client, any time I visit my 
> domain via the web browser
> it points me to the internal server. For instance my domain is ROUND 
> and my realm is ROUNDCUBE.NET
> if I visit I am forwarded to my local IP address of 
> my samba 4 server. However I need
> all activity on port 80 for to be forwarded to the 
> correct IP address out on the web.
> Is it possible to fix this?

A Samba AD domain is like all AD Domains a real DNS domain.  It really
occupies that part of the global DNS namespace, particularly as seen
from inside your network.

Perhaps name your domain something like

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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