[Samba] Registering Samba server in a MS DNS

Henrik Zagerholm henke at mac.se
Wed Jul 12 08:47:32 GMT 2006

12 jul 2006 kl. 01:13 skrev Andrew Bartlett:

> On Tue, 2006-07-11 at 12:01 -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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>> Henrik Zagerholm wrote:
>>> Hi list,
>>> I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this
>>> question but I guess someone has probably don this before.
>>> I wonder how I can easily register my samba box's in
>>> my Windows DNS?
>>> It is quite easy to register with WINS but how do
>>> I register it to the DNS?
>> One of our devs at Centeris has code for performing
>> secure, dynamic DNS registration during domain join
>> that will be going into Samba 3.0.24.  I'm currently
>> working on integrating it into the SAMBA_3_0 tree.
> Doesn't it need to be in the DHCP scripts, rather than the join, to
> ensure it's done right?
There is a method of making your hostname register with DNS at dhcp  
bind time using "send host-name “myhostname” " parameter in  
I haven't had the chance of exploring this setting but maybe it can  
solves some problems.
Even though its up to the DHCP server to forward its info to the DNS  
server it can never hurt to define. :)
I've had my problems with getting the Win DHCP forward to Win DNS  
even though all options regarding these settings are set in the DHCP  

Looking forward to the code. :)

> Andrew Bartlett
> -- 
> Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/ 
> ~abartlet/
> Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
> Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net

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