New option for samba-tool dns zonecreate

Björn Baumbach bb at
Fri Jun 16 20:33:14 UTC 2023

Hi Douglas,

On 6/16/23 00:06, Douglas Bagnall wrote:
>> In the code there are two flags DNS_DP_FOREST_DEFAULT and 
>> DNS_DP_DOMAIN_DEFAULT. So maybe something like 
>> --dns-direcory-partition=domain|forest?
> I think that is probably OK. Another option might be 
> --dns-replication-scope, which might describe the effect more. It all 
> depends on how AD administrators think, something which I have little 
> insight into.

yes, I considered something like "replication scope", too. "how AD 
administrators think" made me to ask for this on the mailing list - so 
thank you for your answer! Next time I'll try the Samba mailing list, 
maybe I reach more admins there.
> In any case, in
> you have the --help text as 'DNS Directory Partition', which does not 
> add much information to --dns-directory-partition. Whichever formulation 
> is used, the help should use other words.

I completely agree and fixed that.

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