[Samba] Slightly OT - Samba 3 and Windows DNS

Rogers, Paul Paul.Rogers at mowlem.com
Wed Jan 18 12:41:58 GMT 2006

Dear All

Many thanks for all the replies.  I'll try all your suggestions out and
let you know how I get on.


-----Original Message-----
From: Johnson, Jason R [mailto:Jason.R.Johnson at usd.edu] 
Sent: 17 January 2006 15:19
To: Rogers, Paul
Subject: RE: [Samba] Slightly OT - Samba 3 and Windows DNS

You may need to put the samba box on the domain, as a member server.  I
have used freebsd boxes in the recent past and their dns automatically
registered this way.  It is a samba issue though....

If your linux box is already a member server on the domain, then it
could be something else altogether.  Try posting your smb.conf with this
question, someone may be able to get you a quick and easy answer that

Hope this helps!!!

-----Original Message-----
From: paul.rogers at mowlem.com [mailto:paul.rogers at mowlem.com] 
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 6:36 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Slightly OT - Samba 3 and Windows DNS

Dear All

Has any one had any success with getting a Linux box to register with a
DNS server hosted on a Windows 2k3 server?  This process takes place
automatically on the Windows boxes but not at all on the Linux boxes.

We run our Intranet/Web servers on Linux but the whole of the rest of
our network is run on Windows.  In the past we have used SAMBA to
maintain WINS entries but would now like to also maintain DNS entries.

Is this a samba issue or a Linux/Unix one (I suspect the latter).  If
Linux how does one fix the problem (PUMP/dhcp)?

I know it's slightly OT but assumed that with so many of you using
samba, probably in a windows environment some one may have come across
this problem before.

Many thanks


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