Samba master as AD seems to return as one of its addresses in DNS responses

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Fri Aug 4 15:46:53 UTC 2023

On Fri, Aug 4, 2023 at 8:40 AM Rowland Penny via samba-technical
<samba-technical at> wrote:
> On 04/08/2023 15:08, Richard Sharpe via samba-technical wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > I have built and installed Samba master from about three days ago. I
> > then configured it as an AD server and started samba.
> I take it by 'AD server', you mean as the first AD DC in a domain.

Yes, you are correct.

> >
> > I now find that in the DNS responses for requests for the domain along
> > with the actual address of the server there is also, as the first
> > address I have not yet figured out where this is coming
> > from but it screws up CLDAP requests when trying to join that domain
> > with another Samba server.
> Two things, first, in the subject line you refer to '' (which
> is a loopback address), but you then refer to '', is the
> subject address correct or the one in the post ? Second, you say 'join
> that domain with another Samba server', can you please explain that a
> little bit better, I ask because it sounds like you are trying to do it
> backward, you normally join things to the first DC, though I could be
> completely misunderstanding what you are saying.

Damn. You are correct. I must be dyslexic. I just checked and DNS is
returning and not Now I know what is going on,
I think.

> >
> > The CLDAP requests are sent to and never leave the joining server.
> That again makes me think you mean '', if that is the case, it
> sounds like you have something misconfigured in dns.
> >
> > Have I done something wrong?
> >
> Rowland

Richard Sharpe

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