[Samba] Win2K3 DNS losing Samba DNS entries?

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at trimble.co.nz
Mon Jan 28 20:37:55 GMT 2008

Jason Haar wrote:
> Does this ring any bells? Would recompiling Samba with 
> "--with-dnsupdate" (which still seems to be disabled by default) 
> enable Samba to *continually* ensure its "A" record is kept intact?  
> Weirdly enough, we find that if you go through this grief of 
> disappearing "A" records for a week or so (and adding it back in), 
> then suddenly it seems to all go right and the problem disappears for 
> that particular server. But then the next one you install goes through 
> the same problem.
My bad - I just checked and we'd already rolled out Samba with DDNS 
updates enabled some 4-6 months ago (around 3.0.25). Could it be there 
are bugs in that code that leads to Samba deleting the DNS entry?


Jason Haar
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