[Samba] Registering hostnames with an AD server?

Miles, Noal noal.miles at tdstelecom.com
Fri Feb 2 16:27:08 GMT 2007

net ads dns register -P will be very useful.  

The only interim solution for Linux clients I have found would be to let
a Windows DHCP server register DNS records on behalf of the Linux
clients.  Of course this means it would be necessary to use Windows DHCP
for your Linux clients.

vi /etc/dhclient-eth0.conf

send fqdn.fqdn "hostname.domain.com";
send fqdn.encoded off;
send fqdn.server-update on;
prepend domain-name "domain.com";

If the Window DNS domain 

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+noal.miles=tdstelecom.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+noal.miles=tdstelecom.com at lists.samba.org] On
Behalf Of Gerald (Jerry) Carter
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2007 10:01 AM
To: Paul Smith
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Registering hostnames with an AD server?

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Paul Smith wrote:

> So now I want to add my Linux desktop and have the
> same hostname setting happen... but I can't figure out
> how to get it to work.  Most of the

There's new code in the svn tree for secure DNS updates
using the machin trust account password.  'net ads dns register -P'. It
works against Windows 2000SP4 and Windows 2003 DNS servers. This will be
in the next upgrade release.

cheers, jerry
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