[PATCH][WIP] Create DC DNS entires at domain join

Stefan Metzmacher metze at samba.org
Fri Feb 24 07:59:39 UTC 2017

Hi Andrew,

> Just as with the domain member join, the DC join really should create
> the essential DNS entries at join time.
> This should make it easier for folks to get DNS working and fully
> replicated, by ensuring the entry isn't written to the local DC (that
> nobody else knows how to contact). 
> The attached patch does exactly that, in this case using the dnsrpc
> protocol.
> I chose the dnsserver RPC protocol because:
>  - I don't want to race with the replication of the machine account to
> the KDC (which might not be the server I'm joining).  Instead we will
> change the owner over LDAP
>  - Direct LDAP or DsAddEntry injection wouldn't update the sequence
> number
>  - shelling to nsupdate isn't reliable
>  - We still don't have great bindings for secure DNS updates in python
> I need to finish the owner change part, and write the dns_update_cache,
> but we do successfully create the DNS records and re-sync the database.
>  This should make Samba DCs a little more reliable from the moment they
> start.
> Comment welcome.

I typically just use the following after "samba-tool domain join":
samba_dnsupdate --use-samba-tool --rpc-server-ip=<ip>
Can't we just call that at the end of the join?


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