[PATCH] Create DC DNS entires at domain join

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Jun 10 10:56:43 UTC 2017

On Sat, 2017-06-10 at 10:30 +0100, Rowland Penny via samba-technical
> Hi Andrew, its not entirely clear whether you and Marc are taking about
> doing the same thing ;-)
> Did Marc join the 2008R2 server to a Samba DC, or was it the opposite
> way round ? and are you doing it the same way ?
> I don't suppose it should make a difference, they both should work, but
> are they ?

I think the root of the confusion here is that the joining DC (the
client) is responsible for creating the DNS entries.  So which joins
which makes a very big difference. 

Additionally, while in general changing the server can cause the client
to behave 'better', for this case, this patch set doesn't change
anything on the server side. 

Indeed, what this patch does is ignore our 'be like windows' axiom, and
instead chooses the alternate path of 'do something that works',
because 'be like windows' was just not reliable for administrators.


Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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