[Samba] DNS Registration

Doug VanLeuven roamdad at sonic.net
Wed Jun 8 00:43:31 GMT 2005

Graeme Humphries wrote:

>On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 14:40 -0700, M Maki wrote:
>>I have a few Samba 3.0.14a servers nicely running with ADS security and 
>>winbind on Debian Sarge. The one problem I seem to have is their DNS 
>>registration with our WIN2K3 name servers that I have no access to. I 
>>see that most WIN2K/XP/03 register automatically (DDNS) or manually with 
>>the command ipconfig /registerdns. I can probably ask for records to be 
>>manually entered but I thought I would ask this list if there is 
>>something I can do or am missing to get them registered like the 
>>WIN2K/XP/03 machines register themselves.
>Last time I looked into this, it was done in the DCHP client on the
>Windows machines, and there wasn't a Linux DHCP client that would
>register to a MS DNS server. Some of this I think has to do with the way
>that ADS controls permissions over DNS, and that the Linux DHCP clients
>couldn't authenticate in the way MS wants you to.
>Of course, things could have changed drastically since I last checked it
>out, or I could be completely off-base. ;)
Not off base.  On the MS DNS server, on the properties for the zone, on 
the general tab.  Dynamic updates has a drop down box.  Select 
"Nonsecure and secure" to allow the linux boxen to update DNS.  Course, 
that has implications one may not wish to consider.

Regards, Doug

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