[Samba] Can Samba send DNS updates?

David Disseldorp ddiss at sgi.com
Tue May 27 07:27:30 GMT 2008

On Tue, 27 May 2008 01:11:05 -0400
vr <sambalist at iotk.net> wrote:

> I'd like to have my Samba client update their Windows DNS during Samba 
> startup/shutdown like a typical Windows pc would do... Is this possible 
> and what is the magic tweak?

First off, ensure Samba is built with the "--with-dnsupdate" configure

If all is well, joining an AD domain (with "net ads join") or doing a
"net ads dns register" should both cause a DNS update.

Cheers, Dave

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