[Samba] AD DNS scavenging and winbind:
Matthew J. Salerno
vagabond_king at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 14 14:31:18 MST 2010
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From: Matthew J. Salerno <vagabond_king at yahoo.com>
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Sent: Wed, January 13, 2010 2:08:57 PM
Subject: [Samba] AD DNS scavenging and winbind:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga)
I have run into an issue where the DNS records added by a net ads join seem to be being scavenged. From what I understand, Windows servers/workstations check in (update their host record) on the AD DNS server on a regular basis. So the question is, how can I have samba/winbind do the same?
I could just setup a cron job that executes: net ads dns register -P
But that's kind of ugly.
I know I can't be the first person to see this behavior. Is there a more elegant solution?
Is there any native way to mimic the below functionality of a windows server/workstation? Or am I stuck with a cron job?
By default, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 reregister their A and
PTR resource records every 24 hours regardless of the computer's role.
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