SAMBA digest 1484

Dieter Rothacker Didi at
Fri Nov 7 19:27:07 GMT 1997

Leslie Mikesell wrote:
> > Louis Mandelstam wrote:
> >
> > > FWIW, Samba's been rock solid here no matter what I throw at it.
> >
> > I think at this stage our samba problems are related to reverse DNS,
> > because every time our internet connection goes down, samba doesn't work
> > properly.
> >
> > Our reverse DNS is controlled by our ISP, not us (though we're getting
> > this changed).
> Even if the ISP handles it for the rest of the world you don't
> have to listen to them yourselves.  Set up a nameserver configured
> to be primary for your domain and IP address range and point
> everything at it.  You'll get the answers you want even though
> it doesn't propagate to the outside.  Then if you care about
> having it correct for the rest of the world you can probably get
> your ISP to reconfigure as a secondary thus automatically using
> your zone files.

Right. Or, even simpler, use "named" as caching nameserver... I had a
similar problem (DNS server's interface to our net is not stable),
and named solved it perfectly.

Dieter Rothacker

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